So, it is time for the most intriguing aspect of employee development – the evaluation. How can you encourage your employees to take a greater role in the evaluation and embrace some form of career planning? Whether you are using the traditional, annual performance appraisal or a more aggressive performance management process, an employee self evaluation should be an integral part.
What Does an Employee Self Evaluation Do
A self-evaluation provides an employee the opportunity to respond to a series of questions, helping to evaluate his or her performance during the evaluation period. The process sets the stage for open conversation between the employee and the supervisor during the performance appraisal meeting. It also helps the employee take the necessary time to introspectively review personal career goals, evaluate progress, and review areas for growth.
Why Evaluate Performance
The performance evaluation encourages communication with an employee about his or her performance. This is also an excellent opportunity to discuss the following with the employee:
An Approach to Employee Self Evaluation
Use questions to prepare for the performance review and evaluation meeting. This will help to ensure the employee does the following:
What Should a Self Evaluation Include
The employee should review his or her job description to assess the following:
The employee should review his or her achievements. The following aspects of those achievements should be part of the review:
The Self Evaluation should also include goals the employee sets. The employee should include the following goal related information:
The employee’s self-evaluation should include an outline of professional development – what the employee plans for his or her future might include the following:
When the employee is finished with the self-evaluation, a copy of it should be sent to the supervisor and human resources prior to the performance evaluation meeting. The supervisor has an incredible tool to use for helping the employee develop into a better resource for the company. Including the insights the employee reveals as part of the performance review will give him or her a feeling of importance and worth. They have a stake in what is going on. The whole experience will be more meaningful.