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What is a PDR?

The Personal Development Review (PDR) is a chance to review and appraise your development as a staff member. It is intended as a constructive and proactive approach to the management and development of staff, and should be viewed as a two-way process between the reviewer (often the named line manager) and reviewee.

What are the advantages of having a PDR?

The PDR:

  • Is an opportunity to reflect on progress against agreed objectives and development goals
  • allows mutual agreement of objectives and clarifies expectations
  • identifies any development needed to enable reviewees to do their jobs to the agreed standards and to become capable members of the Department.

Competency and development frameworks

Competency and development frameworks can provide a structured way to approach personal development: