So you are going to get your hike in this year and it is the time to make weak of a professional candidate. This is the time to get appraisal forms and submit them to the concerned person with appropriate ratings on each category. The anxiety will start from the next minute when you submit your appraisal forms to the concerned person. Be broadminded and calm in this process. Narrow minded approach will spoils your chances of getting good hike. Appraisal is nothing but a chance to prepare a performance development plan which enables to identify the problems and gives a chance to correct them in a professional way. Ensure to not follow below mistakes which hamper your appraisal system.
Submitting the appraisal form is not an end to the story: Most of the people will think that submitting the performance appraisal form to the concerned person is an end to the story. People submit the forms with what they have done in previous year and it should be clear that submitting the appraisal form is just part of the appraisal system and there is another meeting will be there which discusses about your work growth and barriers to remove them.
Well prepare for the appraisal plan: Employees will recall the achievements have taken place in last year and end up with mess. So it is better to collect the data happened throughout the year and go through the data like your strengths and weak nesses to evaluate yourself. At the same time, it also helps you being an active participant and leads to a satisfactory appraisal meeting for both the reviewer and reviewee.
Not having proper communication skills: Don’t review your performance at the end of the year once do it throughout the year. Solve the issues if you find any and if you wait for appraisal system it will increase the issue.
Appraisals are not meant for salary hikes: Waiting for appraisal meeting doesn’t mean that you will get good hike. It also means that you are going to get a chance to review your performance and suggestions and feedback to get improve for next year.