PRINCIPLES TO REMEMBER
DO: • Understand how your self-appraisal is going to be used. • Focus mostly on what you’ve accomplished in the past year. • Try to improve the process if you’re a manager – ask about your employees’ motivations and interests. DON’T: • Harp on your weaknesses – talk about them carefully, using developmental language. • Be defensive or criticise others – this is about your performance. • Forget to ask about growth opportunities – be specific about what you need.