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Performance Excellence

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“Performance Excellence reflects Northwestern’s commitment to you – to help you grow and develop in your role – so that you can make meaningful contributions, and ultimately have a great career at Northwestern and beyond.”

Samir Desai, Executive Director, Learning and Organization Development

Welcome to Performance Excellence

Performance Excellence, our annual performance management experience, is a vital part of how you perform and grow. Your feedback suggested it could be improved. We heard you.

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Northwestern’s Performance Excellence is a year-round experience with three phases, conducted through myHR Learn.  

Graphic that shows that there is are three phases of the performance cycle: set goals, enhance performance, and review results.

Find tools and resources for each Performance Excellence phase. You'll learn how to use the online tool, myHR Learn, to create your goals, track your progress and complete your year-end summary.

Set Goals Enhance Performance Review ResultsFor Supervisors

What's changed

Based on your feedback, we have added the following to better the experience:

  • An online form accessible through myHR Learn
  • A new goal-setting framework
  • An emphasis on development through ongoing coaching and feedback
  • A simplified rating system and end of year summary

Learn more about what's changed and what to expect by reading our overview.

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