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Our Time to Talk reminder

If you haven’t managed to get your Our Time to Talk conversations done for this financial year yet, make sure you get them planned in the diary before the end of March deadline.

It’s so important that all managers and employees take stock at least once a year to talk about the employee’s contribution to the team.

Conversations to check in on their wellbeing, making sure that they are fulfilling their role within the team, as well as living and breathing our Values plus ensuring that we support and develop them along the way.

For a reminder of how these conversations should flow – check out the sample scripts on the Our Time to Talk page on Connects.  You’ll also find the instructions of how to nominate on CHRIS for upcoming training courses.

Completion deadline for 2023/2024 is Friday 29 March 2024.

If you are in need of some inspiration of what development is available you can find details of this on the Training and Development Opportunities page or if you are a manager or an aspiring manager, development that is appropriate to you can be found within the Leadership Academy.

New Employees – this should be done about 3 months from your start date.   If you haven’t had your Our Time to Talk, ask your line manager about it.

All other Employees – this must be done annually but can be done at any point in the financial year.  Make sure you have at least one conversation scheduled in this year with your manager.

Managers – Ensure you get these in the diary for all of your team.  Spread them out over a few weeks/months dependant on how many employees you are responsible for.

Teaching Staff & Psychologists – it is your own Professional Review and Development (PRD) process that applies.

Remember that these conversations can be conducted in person but can just as easily be conducted virtually via Teams.

Also if you’ve completed the learning applicable to your role and are looking for other ideas to expand your knowledge and skills, why not look at OpenLearn – The Open University’s free online suite of courses.

Did you know that you can now access your development record on HR21? You will find the steps on how to do this on the HR21 Guide. This will be useful to help you prepare for your upcoming Our Time to Talk discussion or if you are applying for a post and need a note of any training courses you have been on.

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