Let’s make time to talk

As we start a new year, it’s an important time to have a conversation with your manager to reflect on your work last year, and goals and plans for the year ahead by completing your ‘Give Me Five’ or Annual Performance discussion.

We understand it may be difficult to take some time out to have these discussions, but they are more important than ever. These conversations provide an opportunity to clarify expectations, ensure a shared understanding of your goals and aspirations and highlight your progress from previous conversations.

What do you need to do?

These conversations may look a little different this year; face-to-face socially distanced via Webex or over the phone are all great solutions.

  1. Book in a convenient time with your manager for your Give Me Five conversation (top tip: ensure it is clear of other meetings so you can have a relaxed conversation without looking at the clock).
  2. Download the Give Me Five templateand complete it ahead of your conversation. Don’t worry if there are gaps; the conversation is what’s important, not the piece of paper! Please note support services and security employees should download the Give Me Five template for support services and security.

Want to know more?

More information, including templates, guides and top tips, can be found on the Give Me Five page of the COVID-19 employee website.

Approved by Karen Lowe

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