Mid-cycle Review Process, End-cycle Review Process

31/08/2022 0 By indiafreenotes

Mid-cycle Review Process

The Mid-cycle Review is an informal 1:1 meeting between supervisor and employee to discuss the performance plan previously established. During the mid-cycle review, teams informally assess whether expectations are being met and if any readjustments need to be made.

Mid-year evaluations are formal, and they’re needed. People may leave anytime. You don’t want to have a poorly performing employee leave the company one month before the annual performance reviews. Also, bonus policies are dependent on performance. The more transactional the work is, the more consistent and continuous it becomes concerning performance metrics. Therefore, this mid-year formal review allows managers to sit with their team members and figure out the roadblocks, objectives, and achievements.

  • Adjustments to goals may occur, where appropriate.
  • Conversations may be documented, if desired.
  • Supervisor and employees should acknowledge successes and note opportunities for improvement.


No Last-Minute Meetings

Book the meeting a few days in advance and be consistent with your check-ins and provide the employee with proper meeting objectives and time to prepare.

Let the employee know that it is not a quick meeting to talk about small issues. But rather a formal conversation on things that matter. Communicate the purpose of the meeting clearly and make sure the employee understands the agendas without any confusion.

Adequate Preparation

A great manager ensures that their employees know they are as invested in their success as they are. That’s why it’s better to start preparing in advance. Talk to peers or stakeholders the employee has worked with and take notes. Prepared a detailed list of goals and responsibilities and what was achieved concerning those objectives. A list of actionable items will help you provide constructive feedback instead of vague conversation.

During the Review Meeting

Keep it formal, direct, and backed by data. Listen to employee input and incorporate acknowledgment of different perspectives. Also, this meeting is as much about the next 6 months as it is about the last 6. Refresh objectives, create plans, and help your employees feel motivated.

  • Meet somewhere quiet, with no distractions.
  • To start, re-iterate the purpose of the meeting with the agenda for the day.
  • Allow the employee to share his version of the happenings of the last 6 months first.
  • Review the progress of goals and communicate your feedback.
  • Discuss the action plan for the next 6 months.
  • Allow the employee to ask questions.


A manager’s duty isn’t over once the meeting is over. Do follow-up on the items discussed in the meeting. Send an email after the mid-year review to talk about key points and tasks for the employee. It will help you keep a check on the promise made during the meetings.

Performance Review

The Performance Review is the process in which both supervisor and employee formally assess performance and meet 1:1 to discuss the overall performance of the year, according to the expectations set in the plan and any adjustments made during the mid-cycle review.

  • Employee self-assesses online.
  • Supervisor assesses employee online.
  • Both supervisor and employee meet 1:1.
  • Acknowledgements from the employee and employee supervisor.

End-cycle Review Process

End of the Rating Period

  • Employees should complete the Self-Assessment around eleven (11) months and give to their supervisor. Employees may leave sections blank if appropriate or desired.
  • At the end of the performance review period, the supervisor will complete the Annual Review and Salary Review Addendum and submit it to the school/department management center HR office for approval to ensure the Annual Review language is appropriate and pay guidelines are followed.
  • Once the Annual Review and proposed salary increase are approved and signed, the management center returns the Annual Review to the Supervisor.
  • The supervisor will hold an end of the rating period performance discussion with the employee. Supervisors should give employees sufficient notice of when their performance discussion will be scheduled so that employees may prepare for the discussion. It is recommended to give employees at least one to two (1-2) days’ notice.
  • The supervisor and employee together will review the past year’s performance, including objectives and goals and the performance rating appropriate for the performance over the same time frame. If the evaluation of the employee’s performance changes based on their self-evaluation or the discussion, the supervisor should re-submit the Annual Review Form for review and approval by the management center.
  • Employees should sign the completed Salary Review Addendum Form that has already been approved by the management center. The form is a means of documenting the outcome of the discussion, but is not a substitute for a one-on-one discussion with the employee. Employee’s signature acknowledges receipt only, not agreement. The Salary Review Addendum and Annual Review should then be submitted to the management center’s HR office (or directly to HR Records if instructed by the management center) within one (1) business day of signature so the Annual Review can become part of the Employee’s personnel file and any salary increase, if applicable, can be entered into the Employee’s next paycheck.

A review is not a guarantee of an increase. Additionally, employees who have below average ratings do not qualify for a salary increase.