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  • Performance Management

    Performance management should be a continuing process throughout the year, with a formal performance appraisal interview conducted annually. The intent is to communicate expectations, provide constructive feedback, document accomplishments, compare current performance against expectations, and jointly formulate performance development plans.

    Important Information

    An email invitation is required before you log in to the Hiretouch system. If you log in before receiving your invitation, you will NOT be able to access to either your self-appraisal or employee evaluations.

    Forms and Guidelines

    Employee Instructions:

    • Log in to the Performance Appraisal Portal, newschool.hiretouch.com/admin, using your New School log-in information.
    • Click on the HireTouch 360 link located on the upper left side of the page.
    • You will be directed to the HireTouch 360 Dashboard tab.
    • Locate the Evaluations section within the 360 Dashboard page.
    • Click on the Icon to the left of your name to initiate the self-appraisal process.
    • Please complete all sections labeled Employee Section within the form.
      • NOTE:  Employees are required to complete all sections labeled Employee Section to ensure a comprehensive performance appraisal.
      • NOTE:  We have improved this year’s form by adding multiple pages, allowing you to Save your work as you continue to the next page. You can also Save your work and return at a later time. It is important to Save frequently to ensure that no data is lost.
    • Once you have completed all the employee sections of the form and are satisfied with the information entered, click on the Submit button on the last page of the performance appraisal.
      • NOTE: A Digital Signature window will pop up. Please click on text box next to Digital Signature, type your name, and click on the Confirm and Complete button to electronically sign and submit your appraisal to your supervisor.
    • Your supervisor can now fill out his or her portion of the performance appraisal form.

    Supervisor Instructions:

    • Log in to the Performance Appraisal Portal, newschool.hiretouch.com/admin, using your New School log-in information.
    • Click on the HireTouch 360 link located on the upper left-hand side of the page.
    • You will be directed to the HireTouch 360 Dashboard tab.
    • Locate the Evaluations for Supervisor section within the 360 Dashboard page.
    • Click on the Icon to the left of the employee’s name to initiate the supervisor’s portion of the appraisal process.
    • Please complete all sections labeled Supervisor Section within the form.
      • NOTE:  Supervisors are required to complete all sections labeled Supervisor Section to ensure a comprehensive performance appraisal.
      • NOTE:  We have improved this year’s form by adding multiple pages, allowing you to Save your work as you continue to the next page. You can also Save your work and return at a later time. It is important to Save frequently to ensure that no data is lost.
    • Once you have completed all the supervisor sections of the form and are satisfied with the information entered, click on the Submit button on the last page of the performance appraisal.
      • NOTE: A Digital Signature window will pop up. Please click on text box next to Digital Signature, type your name and click on the Confirm and Complete button to electronically sign and submit your appraisal to the designated reviewer.
    • The designated reviewer can now review the performance appraisal form and finalize the appraisal.

    Printing and Reviewing Your Completed Assessment

    To print or review your completed appraisal form:

    1. Click on the Employee tab on the top of page.
    2. Click on the Evaluations tab to view a list of all your direct reports.
    3. Click on the Review tab.
    4. Click on the evaluation icon to the left of your name for the appraisal you want to review.
    5. Select the Review Assessment to produce a report of the information submitted on the appraisal.
    6. Click on the printer icon to the left of the employee's name to print the report.

    Reviewer Instructions:

    • Log in to the Performance Appraisal Portal, https://newschool.hiretouch.com/admin, using your New School log-in information.
    • Click on the HireTouch 360 link located on the upper left-hand side of the page.
    • You will be directed to the HireTouch 360 Dashboard tab.
    • Locate the Evaluations for Review section within the 360 Dashboard page.
    • Click on the Icon to the left of the Employee’s name to initiate the reviewer’s portion of the appraisal process.
    • Note entry by the reviewer is required.
      • NOTE:  You can print the appraisal by clicking the PDF icon in the upper right-hand portion of the appraisal and return at a later time to sign off on the appraisal.
    • Once you have completed your review, click on the Finalize Evaluation button on the very bottom right-hand side of the appraisal.

    Please be advised the deadline for completing the entire Performance Appraisal process (Employee, Supervisor, and Reviewer Sections) is August 31, 2015. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Ilana Levitt at levitti@newschool.edu or x3842, or Mary Grueser at grueserm@newschool.edu or x4974.  

    If you cannot find your evaluation or have technical difficulties, contact Michaelangelo Attardo at attardom@newschool.edu or x4936.

    Optional: Within one week of the performance appraisal review meeting, the employee can add any follow-up comments using the employee follow-up form to submit/discuss with his or her supervisor. The supervisor can also submit the supervisor follow-up form as an addendum to the performance evaluation. 

    Guidelines

    • The basis for the evaluation is ongoing performance, not an isolated event.
    • Avoid allowing a strong factor of the employee's performance to influence another factor that needs improvement, or one that is weak to influence another that is outstanding.
    • Do not let personal feelings influence the evaluation.
    • Constructive comments are key elements of appraisal.
    • Give specific examples to illustrate your points.
    • Positives are as deserving of note as negatives.
    • Feedback should be descriptive and informative, not judgmental.
    • Information contained in a performance evaluation is personal and must be treated with great sensitivity.
    • Supervisors and/or staff needing further support or guidance with this process can contact Mary Grueser or Ilana Levitt in Human Resources.