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Annual Employee Reviews

Why must "Annual Employee Reviews" take place?

The "Annual Employee Reviews" are of great importance to leaders, employees and the University.

Superiors and leaders can use this occasion to fix objectives together with their coworker(s). Both can keep track of the realisation and discuss adjustments. Leaders have the chance to get to know the perspective of their coworker(s) and discuss themes which risk to be neglected in the work routine.

Employees get the chance to influence the shape of forthcoming work loads and address personal development-, qualification- and career chances.

As for the University, the annual employee reviews play an important role since they open additional possibilities to improve work conditions and promote the implementation of a culture of mutual and lifelong learning.

How shall Annual Employee Reviews be conducted?

The Annual Employee Reviews shall be conducted in a structured, confidential way; based on mutual respect and appreciation, so to say on "on eye level".

We hereby provide you with some documents, which shall support superiors and employees in the preparation and conduct of the Annual Employee Reviews:

The guideline "Annual Employee Reviews" displays and summarizes all relevant information on the topic. (Additionally you can find the current "Dienstvereinbarung".) As tools for the procedure, we provide a template for taking the minutes" and a documentation form. Also, we would like to draw your attention to the work aids, please see the documents „Basics of Communication“, „Conflicts and difficult themes: how to prepare“ or „Addressing Work-Life Balance Themes“.

Whats the nature of the "Annual Employee Review"?

The Annual Employee Review is a personal interview between employee and her/his direct superior within strict adherence to the four eyes principle.

It is mandatory, that it take place once a year.

Under the category "That´s why we conduct Annual Employee Reviews" we have gathered opinions from different perspectives.

Ongoing trainings for the Annual Employee Reviews 2019 can be explored below; locations are being announced on the Qualification Programme Portal.

Annual Employee Review: Introduction for Leaders and Superiors in administration and science
19.2., 13:00 - 16:00
26.3., 13:00 - 16:00

Annual Employee Review: In-Depth Preparation for Leaders and Superiors
21.2., 13:00 - 17:00
28.3., 13:00 - 17:00

My Annual Employee Review: Introduction for Employees
12.2., 13:00 - 16:00

My Annual Employee Review: Introduction for Employees
14.2., 13:00 - 17:00

Information about registering can be found here.

General Information

In accordance with the workers´council, we have been able to extend the slot in which Annual Employee Reviews can be held: reviews can be arranged until 30.06.2019! Please note, that there are several new features pointed out in the "Dienstvereinbarung" up from 2018. Please take note of the following paragraphs §1 (1), §2 (2) sowie §3 (5).

Origins of the Annual Employee Reviews at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

The Annual Employee Reviews were established at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in 2017. The concept had been developed by an expert group under the auspices of the vice president Dr. Holger Schroeter with the support of the representants of the workers´council, the division Gender Equality and the Representatives for Severely Handicapped Persons in collaboration with the faculty representatives.