Optimising our workforce

Performance management and development is a key tool in ensuring the South Australian Public Sector gets the most out of our employees while supporting the achievement of strategic priorities.

Agency HR practitioners play a vital role in the development and implementation of quality performance management and development systems, and influencing quality performance conversations at all stages of employment. HR practitioners provide the link between high-level public sector strategy and policy and agency-specific objectives, and play a role in supporting managers to translate these into operational goals for teams and individuals.

In order to deliver a high performing public sector, performance management and development needs an integrated and planned approach for consistently and continuously developing the performance of all people in an agency.

HR practitioners should use the Commissioner’s Guideline and supporting information as the basis to develop specific approaches to suit the agency’s context, culture and people, and to integrate with existing management and people support systems.