As part of the Human Resources Design Project (HR Design), every department and campus unit should have established onboarding and performance management processes.
HR Design was developed in 2012 to give UW-Madison more discretion in how its human resources system works. The system treats the university more like a university, and less like a state agency. HR Design also strives to make the relationship between employees and their supervisors better, more effective, less rule-bound and more mutual.
Two important changes have to do with onboarding and performance management.
- Onboarding – refers to the process of bringing on new hires, helping them get acclimatized to the unit (department, lab, office), and giving them the information they need to get going and to work effectively.
- Performance Management – refers to the process where you and the person or people that you supervise talk together about setting and meeting goals, about what each of you expects, and about evaluating the work.