For action: Launch of 2016/2017 Goal Setting Process for PM/Confidential/SRA/RA Staff

Date: July 27, 2016
To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs (via Provost’s Digest); Professional & Managerial Staff; Confidential Staff; Research Associates (Limited Term) and Senior Research Associates
From: Deborah Ovsenny, Executive Director, Total Rewards, HR & Equity
Cc: HR Divisional Offices
Re: For action: Launch of 2016/2017 Goal Setting Process for PM/Confidential/SRA/RA Staff

The performance assessment process for PM/Confidential/SRA/RA Staff is winding down as managers and staff work towards completing all steps of the process – including face-to-face meetings – by the end of July.

‘Goal Setting’ is the next step in the annual review process and is essential to staff members’ development, success and engagement.

This critical step includes the forward planning of objectives, expectations and development goals for the coming year. Goal Setting is a collaborative process that occurs between a staff member and their manager and should be discussed and agreed upon together. It provides individuals with greater clarity on expectations and increases engagement by creating a connection between their own work and a Division’s strategic objectives.

Similar to last year, PM/Confidential and SRA/RA Staff will record their goals in the Halogen online system.

To get started on this year’s process, please select the option for your employee group:

More details about how to login can be found here.

What is the deadline for goal setting?

Please ensure to have your goals confirmed with your manager in Halogen by October 31, 2016.

What resources are available to assist with the Goal Setting process?

Prior to using the online tool please review the Goal Setting resources to familiarize yourself with the process steps, performance planning details, SMART principles and key dates for the corresponding process web page on the HR & Equity website.

While the Halogen system is a very intuitive tool, as with any software the functionality takes a bit of getting used to. The Halogen Goal Setting Process Guides are available for Employee and Manager.

Who do I contact if I have any issues?

Process Support

For assistance regarding your goals / professional development activities, visit the Goal Setting web page or contact your HR Divisional Office.

What if my Manager information is incorrect?

The Halogen software uses positional based workflows which are captured in HRIS. Any information that is not current or that requires modification should be directed to your HR Divisional Office for correction.

I am having a technical issue with the Halogen Software

If you are experiencing any technical issues with Halogen, please email for direct support and assistance during regular working hours.

Should you have any questions about the 2016/2017 Goal Setting Process, please contact your Human Resources Divisional Office.

Thank you for your support with this important process.