Conducting interim reviews

Interim reviews give supervisors opportunities to:

  • Discuss progress.
  • Provide support and resources.
  • Adjust expectations.
  • Reduce evaluation anxiety.

Strategies for success

  • Keep it simple. The purpose of interim reviews is to promote focused discussion between supervisors and employees during the year. 
  • Build a culture that values frequent feedback. Reinforce the expectation that employees deserve frequent feedback and that a primary function of supervisors is to help employees be successful.
  • Consider multiple interim reviews. Semi-annual or quarterly reviews may prove more beneficial than just one per year.

Potential challenges

  • Contractual restrictions. Some Collective Bargaining Agreements only allow one formal review per year. Consider other alternatives such as informal feedback that is recorded in a supervisory file.


Last updated
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
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