Annie Ives talks to a Learning & Development global leader within the pharmaceutical sector about successful PDR implementation:
What were the biggest challenges you previously had with pdr's?
"In general, it is a challenge for most businesses to have 100% buy-in towards the value of participating in PDRs. The internal argument was often around the fact that they are not pay related and there is no benefit to doing them".
The L&D business partner confirmed that within their organisation, the negativity towards the process at all levels could be grouped into to three main area:
1. It does not feel beneficial to me as I often do not get the training I would ideally like.
2. I don't feel empowered by my manager so before I even have the conversation, I know it will just be a tick box exercise.
3. I don't get the financial reward I feel I deserve so it's hard to be motivated when I know even if I achieve all my objectives, it won't make any difference!