Managing the performance of your staff is something you'll do every day, often without thinking about it. It doesn't need to be an activity over and above normal management practices.
The following pages will explain how performance is managed through
Designing your job
Although you won't have anyone in
To design a role effectively you need to identify:
- what the job is there to achieve;
- how it will fit into your team;
- who are the key parties it will interact
This will give you a clear understanding of:
- how you want the job to work and what you expect it to deliver;
- how this helps to achieve the overall objectives of your team and your School/Service;
- who else the member of staff will need to work with to achieve these objectives;
- what responsibility the member of staff will have for making decisions and identifying solutions to issues;
- where the overall responsibility for key outcomes lies;
- what the key knowledge,
skillsand experience are to be successful in the job.
- attract the right people and can select the person who has the skills needed to be successful;
- have a clear and defined set of expectations and a shared understanding of these;
- have a clear record of the job requirements which can be used as a baseline for a development plan for your member of staff.
Please remember that designing your job and writing an effective job description and person specification are only the first stage of recruitment. Making sure you plan an effective recruitment campaign, or
Further guidance on an effective recruitment and selection procedure can be found in our recruitment guidance.
Advice and support can also be sought from your local HR Manager/Officer.