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:


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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.


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.

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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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