Talent Advancement Program (TAP)

Introducing Brandeis’ Talent Advancement Program (TAP) for Staff

We are pleased to announce the new Brandeis’ Talent Advancement Program (TAP). This is a positive step forward in our commitment to foster a culture of engagement and to support staff professional development and career growth at Brandeis. At the core of TAP will be a robust, continuous and collaborative performance management process between staff and managers with a focus on frequent and ongoing development conversations, supported by a mid-year and annual review.

In the past, performance management for staff was administered manually and the process was not widely adopted or applied consistently across departments/schools. With TAP, this process will be automated and streamlined to create a standardized and consistent process for continuous dialogues to support our mission to attract, retain and develop our staff.

Phased Rollout Schedule

TAP will be implemented in multiple phases, so that you can have sufficient time to learn about the new process:

  • Phase 1: November 2022 - launch of staff mid-year performance review
  • Phase 2: March 2023 - launch of staff annual performance review and goal setting
  • Phase 3: May 2023 - launch of merit process

Phase 2: Annual Performance Review Process Timeline

  • March 13, 2023 - April 20, 2023: Training for staff managers who manage staff
  • March 14, 2023 - April 03, 2023: Training for faculty managers who manage staff
  • March 16, 2023 - April 11, 2023: Training for staff
  • March 22, 2023: Workday opens for staff to enter Employee Annual Self-Assessment.
  • April 12, 2023: Manager Annual Review of employees begins.
  • May 19, 2023: Workday closes for the Annual Review cycle. 

Talent Advancement Program Training 

The Human Resources Office offers training to prepare managers and staff for the annual performance review as part of the Talent Advancement Program (TAP). We encourage all managers and staff to register for a session that is convenient for you. A complete list of available sessions can be found at Annual Performance Review Training.

General TAP Support Resources

Useful Articles for Managers

Useful Articles for Staff

Other Resources

Questions about TAP

If you have any questions about TAP, please feel free to contact your HR business partners or Talent Development team listed below. Additionally, you can send a request or question to help@brandeis.edu.