Performance Management at Emerson College
Performance management, when done correctly, is an iterative process of expectation-setting, ongoing review, regular and honest feedback, and formal evaluations. The overall performance management cycle for staff at Emerson includes three components, as shown below. These components are Performance Planning/Expectation Setting, Ongoing Review and Feedback, and End of Year Evaluation. Everyone has an important role to play in performance management.
The performance evaluation process at Emerson is designed to support the broader performance management process and to increase communication between managers/supervisors and staff. There should not be any surprises when staff members receive their annual evaluations.
Performance Evaluations at Emerson are conducted in the summer. The timeline is adjusted slightly each year. The timeline for 2013 is below:
*HR will send reminders at the start of each process
Staff members who report to Academic Chairs are on a slightly accelerated timeline. This timeline was communicated directly to Chairs and the staff reporting to them. If you have questions about that timeline, please contact HR at x8580.
You can access the Performance Evaluation System at any time of year to review last year’s evaluation and preview your job responsibilities. Human Resources will notify you when it is time to begin your upcoming annual evaluation.
Workshops will be offered at the beginning of this process. For more information about the workshops, please visit the Human Resources Events and Workshops Page.
The following links are provided to help all staff and managers understand the process and complete the annual evaluations.
Completing the Self-Evaluation (Staff Members) PDF
This document describes the performance evaluation process at Emerson, provides instructions and tips for how to fill out your self-evaluation, and shows you a template of the evaluation that your manager will complete when he or she is reviewing your performance for the year.
Completing the Performance Evaluation (Managers) PDF
This document describes the performance evaluation process at Emerson, provides instructions for how to fill out annual performance evaluations for your staff, and shows you a template of the self-evaluation that your staff will complete as an input to their annual evaluations.
What Are Departmental Strategic Objectives? (PDF)
This document gives a quick lesson in what a departmental strategic objective is.
Tips for Setting Future Goals (PDF)
This document explains how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals so that performance can be aligned with outcomes.
If you have additional questions about this process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at x8580.
contact emerson HR
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:45 am–5:00 pm
Office Location: 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Mailing Address: 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Emerson broke ground on its new facility in LA on March 8.
Los Angeles Center
Emerson College recently began constructing a new facility in Los Angeles, which will open in January 2014. As we get closer, we anticipate posting new positions related to our expanded presence in Los Angeles. Further information will be available when Job Opportunities are posted.