Five tips for making the most of your performance appraisal
Although much depends on the boss when it comes to performance appraisals, you can benefit from the process by preparing for it and taking initiative when necessary. 1. Make the most of it In some companies, not much thought is given to what the goals of performance appraisals really are. Some bosses may have doubts over whether performance reviews really are fit for purpose and employees wonder whether the boss is actually listening to them and giving the discussion their full attention.
According to the Better Work Community survey carried out by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, only 28 per cent of participants considered appraisals useful. Sometimes appraisal discussions turn into meetings focused on setting goals and evaluating results, which is not their original purpose.