Annual Review Process: Senior Research Associates and Research Associates (Limited Term)

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Performance Assessment for Senior Research Associates & Research Associates Staff


Performance Assessment Reference Documents


To assist Research Associate & Senior Research Associate staff members and their managers in completing the Performance Assessment process, the new Halogen Performance Management software tool will be used.

The Halogen software will:

  • Support employees, managers and Human Resources in overall facilitation of the process
  • Allow for the online recording of employees’ goals and objectives, as well as in the overall communication and management of the performance assessment process using online workflows
  • Allow for online storage of documents by employees that support their performance appraisal.
  • Allow for year-long access with the ability for employees and managers to capture their objective/goals and accomplishments online
  • Provide the ability to facilitate feedback of colleagues or management with respect to individuals performance accomplishments
  • Significantly reduce the amount of physical paper storage and manual paper based processing
  • Support better institutional reporting and a one stop shop for employees with respect to employee performance and development

Annual Review Process: Senior Research Associates & Research Associates (Limited Term)

Home • Performance Assessment • Goal Setting



Goal Setting for Senior Research Associates & Research Associates Staff


Goal setting is a collaborative process that occurs between a staff member and their manager (Principal Investigator) 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 Department’s (or Division’s) strategic objectives. As the year progresses, objectives may change and further refinement to plans should be made.

To assist Sr. Research Associate / Research Associate (Limited Term) staff members and their managers in completing the goal setting process the Halogen software tool will be used.

The Halogen software will:

  • Support employees, managers and Human Resources in overall facilitation of the process
  • Allow for the online recording of employees’ goals/objectives and professional development activities using online workflows
  • Allow for online storage of documents by employees that support their performance planning for the review period
  • Allow for year-long access with the ability for employees and managers to capture their objective/goals and accomplishments online
  • Significantly reduce the amount of physical paper storage and manual paper based processing
  • Support better institutional reporting and a one-stop shop for employees with respect to employee goal setting and development