What is the purpose of the PDPR?

Our 2025 University Strategy Map aspirations will be achieved through aligning the performance, development, and behaviours of our people. The Personal Development and Performance Review (PDPR) is designed to be a transparent mechanism for setting objectives, identifying development needs, reviewing work progress, and embedding our values.

The PDPR provides an opportunity for staff to stand back from their day-to-day activities and discuss what they feel to be their main achievements over the last 12 months, their performance and career aspirations in general, and to make plans for the year ahead and beyond.

How does the PDPR process work?

The videos below take you through the full PDPR process. If you wish to know more detail, further information can be found in the following documentation:

 

The PDPR Process and Good Practice ...

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The Professional and Technical Services PDPR

If you would like to watch this step-by-step video about the Professional and Technical Services PDPR process, and how to get the most from it, please click on the watch here button below ...

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Academic PDPR

If you would like to watch this step-by-step video about the Academic PDPR process, and how to get the most from it, please click on the watch here button below ...

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Podcasts

To listen to Christian and Helen's PDPR Do's and Dont's, please click on the see more button below ...

How does the online PDPR system work?

People managers will be able to access the PDPRs for their staff from within iTrent (the system used to approve annual leave and record sickness) and staff would access their PDPR sections via MyHR (the system used to view payslips and book annual leave). The videos below help you to navigate the PDPR system, although we hope the system is easily understood. 

If you wish to know more detail, further information can be found on the MyHR webpage, the MyHR userguide or People Manager (iTrent) userguide.

 

This video details the steps you should take to complete your objective and PDPR form via MyHR.

 


The Talent Hub

In the Talent Hub you can find our popular talent development opportunities, frameworks and resources. This includes the Huddersfield Leader, the Talent Conversation Tool or you may want to explore opportunities such as getting 360 feedback or participating in Development Centres.

Learning and Useful Resources ...

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Want to book on a PDPR training session?

If you would like more information, please click on the see more button below …

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Managing and Improving Performance Theme

Through this theme we run a number of facilitated sessions, covering multiple aspects related to managing and improving performance. If you would like know more, please click on the see more button below …

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E-Learning: PDPRs and 1-2-1's

You can access your Learn-Upon account using your University email address and password. Once signed in, please select the module title and press apply.

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PDPR LinkedIn Learning Videos

If you would like to explore our PDPR-related LinkedIn Learning collections, please click on the see more button ...

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Articles and Good Practice PDPR Guides

If you are interested in good practice guides and examples of questions you could ask during the PDPR process, please click on the see more button ...

 

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Want a coach or mentor?

Please complete the Coaching or Mentoring Request Form by clicking the see more button, and we will get back to you shortly.

Questions? Please get in touch …

If you are uncertain about any areas of the PDPR process, you should discuss this with your line manager in the first place. You can also contact a member of the Human Resources team for further support.

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