There are different ways that you can prepare for the staff appraisal as an employee.
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The staff appraisal is a conversation with your line manager aiming to develop the organisation and you as an employee and is based on the goals of the organisation as well as your own individual goals. By taking shared responsibility for the staff appraisal you, as an employee, become a participant in organisational planning.
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 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.
Activities, individual goals and professional development
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.
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.
Contact your line manager or the HR function at your organisational unit if you have any questions concerning employment or your organisational unit’s procedures for HR matters.