This program encourages a company’s staff to take a more active role in performance reviews and addresses some of the most common concerns about these reviews. The staff learns how to develop questions and self-evaluate their performance. It teaches viewers how to get more out of an appraisal interview and how to feel empowered before the appraisal interview. (15 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
Discomfort with Appraisals (01:39) – People often don’t do well with performance appraisals because they are uncomfortable and anxious about being appraised. However, they are good opportunities to gain feedback and direction.
How to Reduce Anxiety (01:53) – Employees should be empowered when they go into an appraisal. They should feel active when they go into the meeting and do a self-appraisal before they are appraised by others. List strengths and weaknesses in the self-appraisal.
Have a Two-Way Conversation (02:18) – A list of questions should be made ahead of time. The appraisal offers employees the opportunity to provide feedback to their supervisor.
Setting the Agenda (02:23) – If you don’t enjoy your job, deciding on whether or not you should bring this up will depend on the type of manager that you have. Discuss the issue of how the interview will go right upfront.
Unreasonable Managers (02:53) – If you get non-specific feedback be sure to ask questions and ask for examples as well. Disagree with the feedback and explain your reasons.
The Problem of Salary (02:07) – Ask your manager to keep development feedback separate from your salary performance review.
Be Assertive (00:60) – Questions are not seen as pushy and you should be assertive.