The staff appraisal is a conversation with your line manager aiming to develop the organisation and you as an employee. By taking shared responsibility for the staff appraisal you, as an employee, become a participant in organisational planning.
How it works
Staff appraisals are to be conducted annually with all employees and are compulsory. The appraisal is to address the work situation as a whole and have a long term approach with
- evaluation and
and is to be based on the organisation as well as on you as an individual. The appraisal is to concentrate on
- the focus of activities,
- conditions and
- need for professional skills,
and your work situation, performance and plans for the future.
Job satisfaction, cooperation and work relationships can also be discussed, as well as general leadership issues. The appraisal is to lead to the compilation or updating of an individual action plan for you.
Your responsibility as an employee
Your line manager is responsible for ensuring that the appraisal is held. As an employee, you are responsible for preparing for it; you should follow up the previous year’s appraisal and go through the goals and professional development plans established on that occasion.
Agreed activities, individual goals and professional development plans should be followed up continuously during the year. Both your manager and you as an employee are responsible for implementing the activities described in these plans.
Support and advice to bear in mind
You should prepare:
- a description of your work situation
- your own goals and tasks
- the need for concrete activities and development to achieve the goals and be able to fulfil the tasks.
The annual cycle for staff appraisals
The model can provide guidance on how the annual cycle works for your staff appraisal:
Contact your line manager or the human resources officer within your department/faculty or equivalent.