LJMU is committed to providing all members of staff with the opportunity to engage in regular conversations about their performance and development. The annual appraisal allows time for individuals to reflect on their strengths and areas for improvement, to consider appropriate goals, identify opportunities for training and development, and to focus on furthering their careers. The appraisal also provides a space for staff to explore how their role relates and responds to the University’s strategic plans and any departmental goals and objectives.

In order to enable staff to take ownership of their objectives and development, LJMU has introduced the Actus platform. Actus is a simple, intuitive and secure online platform that will help staff to easily coordinate their appraisals by recording and updating progress on objectives, your development activities, the annual appraisal and related catch ups. 

The Actus platform can be accessed here

There is training available on how to use Actus. To view currently available dates and to book, please click here

LJMU Appraisals and Connected Conversations

For guidance on how both appraisers and appraisees can get the most out of the appraisal process, as well as advice on how coaching can help with development support, an e-learning module is available. For details on how to access this, please click here

Further Information:

Appraisal Policy

Appraisal Underlying Principles and Guidance Notes for Staff

Appraisal Process

Appraisal FAQs

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