Mid-year Reviews


In the fall, typically in October or November, managers meet with their direct reports for a formal discussion to exchange feedback, revisit goals/expectations, and update the development plan. Mid-year reviews are intended to identify and celebrate successes and highlight opportunities for development in the remaining months of the performance year.

It is recommended to document this discussion and submit it along with the annual review. Managers can record notes from this discussion using the 'mid-year review' or 'check-ins' tabs on the online performance document.

Skill Building for Midyear Reviews

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  1. Connect to Perform Learning Series: Module One - One-on-one Conversations

    20 minutes | Employees and managers

    Learn how to hold effective one-on-one conversations on a regular basis throughout the year. Includes how to get started and topics to discuss.

  2. Connect to Perform Learning Series: Module Three - Giving and recieving feedback

    30 minutes | Employees and managers

    Learn how to ask for feedback, deliver feedback confidently, and how to manage your responses to feedback.

  1. Giving and Receiving Feedback

    49 Minutes | Managers and Employees

    Learn how to give effective feedback, ask for feedback, and use the responses you receive as a tool to improve personal performance.

  2. How to Give Great Feedback

    2 hours | Managers and Employees

    Identify strong and clear communication strategies that will help you improve your listening, your message, your delivery, and your effectiveness.

  3. Having Difficult Conversations

    1 hour  | Managers and Employees

    Learn how to have difficult conversations, build your communication skills, and improve your relationships, teamwork, and business performance. 

  1. Mid-year Review - Conversation Guide

    Plan your mid-year review meeting with this guide.

  1. Building Your Performance Document

    This reference guide takes you through the process of populating each section of your performance document.