Whether writing performance appraisals and self-assessments, or evaluating the performance of others, performance reviews are one task that most people dread.
The process rarely feels comfortable and we often doubt its value.
We can easily shift our focus to just getting through it as painlessly as possible…
However, we know that we should manage this process as we would any other, and take the time to influence how our performance is perceived and assessed.
This 28 page book is packed with practical tips to help you maximise your performance rating, and as a consequence, your salary, bonuses and opportunities for career progression.
Why should you read this book?
Your manager may not be trained or skilled in giving performance appraisals: with this step by step guide, you can set the agenda, take control of the process and use it to get what you need to move forward in your career
Your performance rating may not depend on your performance alone, but may be influenced by budgets, politics and stakeholder perceptions: this guide provides a ‘behind the scenes’ look at this process and explains how you can influence it
When it comes to job security, we are all facing unprecedented uncertainty: this guide will walk you through how to document your performance and actively manage your stakeholders’ perceptions of it so that you stand out against your peers and are well placed to compete for shrinking job and promotion opportunities.
This practical step-by-step guide will walk you through in detail how to:
Write a ‘killer’ self-assessment
Calculate your value to your organisation
Sell yourself and your achievements
Manage how your performance is perceived throughout the year
Take control of your assessment and development discussions and make them work to your advantage.
No theory. This is a real life guide written using decades of experience dealing with the internal politics of assessing, promoting and rewarding thousands of employees in large ‘blue chip’ corporations.