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R&D interviews

Result and Development (R&D) interviews are annual interviews between the staff member and their supervisor. They are conducted to review the previous year: have last year’s objectives been achieved and are staff members on their way to meeting the relevant criteria? In addition, agreements are laid down for the next year. The staff member’s personal development plan and the role of their supervisor are also addressed in the R&D meeting. The meeting is prepared on the basis of the R&D form (click for the form).

The institute’s scientific director, education director and HR advisor may join the R&D interview at the request of either the staff member or the supervisor, or at their own request. The R&D form is completed during or after the interview and is signed by the staff member and the supervisor. The scientific director and education director have to approve the agreements made during the interview; hence they sign the form too, regardless of their presence during the interview.

Before R&D interviews within a research institute take place, the scientific director and the education director prepare these interviews with the relevant supervisor and in consultation with the institute’s HR advisor. Topics to address include:

  • institute-wide topics to address in the R&D meetings

  • the development of the staff members

  • potential future (prize) nominations and organizational roles.

The goal of this preparation is to enhance the effectiveness of R&D interviews and to improve talent development more broadly, by creating a shared view on and a shared responsibility for the development of staff within the institute.

Last modified:21 December 2023 11.58 a.m.