What Is Employee Self-Appraisal?

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Employee self-appraisal, within a performance management or annual performance review system involves asking the employee to self-evaluate his or her job performance.

Typically, prior to meeting with an employee, the manager will ask the employee to complete an evaluation form on his or her own, to be used as a basis for discussion during the annual performance review meeting. Then at the meeting, the manager and employee discuss the self-appraisal results, and negotiate final evaluations based on both the manager's perceptions and those of the employee.

It's rare that self-appraisal or self evaluation results are used without discussion and negotiation and they should not be.

Actual self evaluations as part of performance management can take the form of evaluating progress towards pre-defined annual objectives and performance standards, involve the employee in rating him or her self using the same rating form the manager uses, or even involve self-ranking.

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