Questions tagged [appraisal]

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What is wrong with sharing knowledge with colleagues at work?

I have a keen interest in learning new things about whatever technology I am using at work and then sharing my knowledge and experiences with colleagues. One of my friends has repeatedly told me NOT ...
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In a business where staff churn is costly, should I let employees lead and request their salary increase?

I've asked the same question on the Economics Stack Exchange here to get answers from the perspective of applied economic theory. I'm the managing director of a company in which we run appraisals ...
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Boss furious on bad appraisal

After completing an anonymous 360 evaluation in our company, our boss received a score 2.5/5 as an average of 8 evaluations. He gathered all 8 of us in his office, demanding to speak up and support ...
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Do I need to update my resume when not looking for a job?

Is it okay to update my résumé on a regular basis on job sites even when I am not looking for a job change? My concern is that few days back I heard from my colleagues that updating your résumé on ...
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Receiving only positive feedback on my performance review is not realistic

I've been working for the same company for few years now and I've been promoted few times, my salary was also increased, so I don't have any complaints from financial/role perspective, as I think ...
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Is it okay to ask for an appreciation email when I extend my help to someone outside my team?

I have been helping this person with some stuff (related to technical work) often even though I don't have any stakes in it. Sometimes it is via chat or on call and I have spend reasonable time on it. ...
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Discuss feedback or remain silent?

I had my annual appraisal discussion recently and it was virtually an ambush. I thought I had done really well and handled my previous project in the best way possible. However, during the discussion ...
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Should I write annual performance appraisal reports in front of the employee being reviewed?

I have to write annual performance appraisal report for my subordinates. This appraisal report further goes to my senior for approval and then after a few months will reach to the reviewed person. As ...
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Worried about getting fired, but would like to give 2-3 months notice

I’ve been at my job as a junior copywriter for nearly two years. The standards where I work are very high and I’ve been struggling to keep up. They are concerned about my lack of progress (despite my ...
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How to deal with upper management's lack of a reason for performance review stack ranking downgrade?

I work for a company that is rolling out a stack ranking process. I received a solid positive performance review this year (higher rankings are rare), and was told by my boss that he and his boss ...
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How can I pad out my appraisal objectives?

I am a software developer and we are having an appraisal for the past calendar year. One of the sections in the appraisal form indicates that I have to list five objectives and score them accordingly. ...
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Management lied to me while giving hike in salary. How to demand the fair treatment in salary hike without blackmailing the management? [closed]

I am a software engineer from India. I am a post graduate in engineering with total 3 years of experience in IT industry, with 1 year in previous company and 2 years in my current company. I have ...
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Should I use my appraisal to vent?

I’ve worked with the same business for over 10 years. Each year I get an appraisal and the same form with the same questions. Generally the previous forms from the last decade have resulted in very ...
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How to ask for appraisal to be moved forward

I've been at my current job as a software developer for nearly two years (22.5 months, to be exact). I'm due an appraisal every year, so my next one should be in July, when I reach my two year ...
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Designing a reward points based appraisal system for my subordinates [closed]

I am in a managerial position in an organization where the system of performance appraisal is an annual form submitted by the employees which are then reviewed by the superiors to award them grading ...
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How should I ask about a significantly lower annual pay increase than my usual?

I am working for a small private company for last 6 years. I previously recieved 11%, 14%, and 24% pay increase for last few years, but this year my salary increase suddenly dropped to less then 5%. ...
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How to avoid questions like confessions in appraisal meetings

My manager usually frames questions in such a way, that I would make confession of mistakes. For example: "Do you think you did well that job?" In realilty the work didn't go 100 percent well. How ...
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How to deal with a boss who stonewalls everything with “higher management blah blah” when it comes to appraisal? [duplicate]

The team got some monetary award for a project we worked on. The boss has been throwing comments in private conversations about how he is disappointed with the amount of the award. He claims he had ...
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Is this the right question to ask in appraisal [duplicate]

Is this a right question to ask in 4 month appraisal, me asking manager ---> What can I do to boost my salary ? as my next appraisal after 4 months will include pay rise.
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Is a work performance appraisal a good time to bring up concerns about job role?

BACKGROUND I work within an IT organisation and have done for a number of years. I started at this company since I finished University so I am well ingrained within the department. My roles have all ...
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Difference Between Increment and appraisal [closed]

Am facing a issue in my office. Which is the salary hike. one year have been completed in office for me. I asked HR about the salary increment. BUT he is saying like it will be done in Appraisal. Am ...
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Internal audit on the same department - useful?

Is it useful to perform an audit on the same department as a part of a preparation for an external audit - I mean assigning two or three employees to conduct an audit on the same department where they ...
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Salary Revision

I was very excited about my new job and now I am 7 months into the job. What concerns me now is the compensation part of the job. I am not aware of the salary revision process of the company. Rather I ...
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Appraisal Feedback for Another

We have two teams under the same department and two managers Alpha & Bravo (manager Alpha is my manager for team Alpha). Manager Bravo has asked me to give some feedback for someone's (Charlie) ...
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Workplace review and pay rise [duplicate]

I'm working for a company in southern England having joined from university in the summer. I have worked above the level I was brought in at, developing projects, visiting clients, delivering ...
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Salary Revision (More than one year into the job)

I have asked this question before but things have changed a bit since then. Here is a link to my previous question. Salary Revision So now I am more than 14 months into my job but still at the same ...
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My former Manager Isn't giving an Endorsement to my new Manager

Two months ago ("January"), I asked my manager regarding my development to which was left with open-ended answers (Read: Manager does not develop employees). Coincidentally, it was announced that all ...
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How to deal with a bad performance review that I think is unfair [duplicate]

I had a mediocre performance review and as a result will be left behind others with regard to pay raises. I think the review is unfair and I have a hard time swallowing the fact that I will be paid ...
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Appraisal process disguised as “Dialogue” with my direct manager [closed]

The company I work for initiated (without consulting its employees, just after a few two info meetings) a so-called "Dialogue" process. The process consists of 1on1 sessions with direct managers, ...
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Is changing employment term contract and asking for a per project rate in current employment good? [closed]

I am working as a consultant in an organisation, I get good pay of which I save 80% even after living well. But I see there are some other consultants who get paid less but the difference is 10x in ...
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How to communicate with checkbox-tickers about CMS choices [closed]

A web department develops a lot of CMSes using developer-friendly tools and frameworks, mostly using open-source technologies. They are being asked to develop and support a website using Sharepoint ...
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What should be the approach to negotiate a salary raise at the end of the contract?

I joined my current company as a Lead Developer for a team 7 in April/2017. They offered me a 1-year contract which will be ending in two months from now. the contract is for a fixed salary per month. ...
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How to gracefully draw the attention of the boss to the extra hard work one puts in [closed]

As I got on with my voluntary English training mentioned in my other question here (many thanks to all answers and comments, much appreciated), another Chinese manager came to me for advice to present ...
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Appraisal Cycle [closed]

Many companies have their annual appraisal & pay hike once a year at a fixed time. Let's say for a company it happens in January of every year. How are employees who join at different times ...
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How to market\showcase the work you are doing [closed]

I work in a software development firm & feel my work is not appreciated as much as it should. Over the period I have seen people (does not work) who highlight their work are the ones who are more ...
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Keep yourself motivated to work [closed]

I have 4 years experience as a developer. I recently had my appraisal meeting. My manager mentioned that I performed below my performance. He told me I am lazy, and I tend to miss all the use cases ...
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At what point does one become able to apply for non-entry level positions? [closed]

I've been a developer for 2 years at a wonderful company, and am leaving soon for trade school to develop my passion in masonry. That said, I don't want to go to trade school until I have a solid ...
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No appreciation at work [closed]

I have been observing a strange phenomenon at work. Practically speaking, I am the ONLY working member of a large project. I wrote almost all the programs by myself. However, the “project manager” did/...
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Need for reverse evaluation? [closed]

Usually, a project manager evaluates his team members. But, shouldn’t there be an evaluation of the project manager by his team members? Most of the companies are lacking this reverse evaluation, ...
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Annual Review done - Less Increment(again) - Boss says had to adjust for Bell Curve [closed]

I received my Annual Review and got a less hike than expected. To set the background let me mention that I was hired from campus and many other such peers joined and now there is some considerable gap ...
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What exactly to write in this appraisal point [closed]

We recently started a new appraisal form at our work, I as an employee need to fill this for myself, Task Management Give an example of a task that you managed and describe how you used ...
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Ask for appraisal

I have been working in a small company for almost 2 years, but it seems that I still could not request for any appraisal from my direct manager. So how should I go about that? Is it this company got ...
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I'm having trouble evaluating the salary offered for a new job [duplicate]

As stated in the title, I have been interviewed for a job offer. The job offer is for a .NET developer with Unity3D skills. I am a .NET developer with 3 years of experience, but I am a beginner with ...
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How the questions are identified and prepared for different types of meetings

In workplace or any other place there can be lot of different types of meetings we need to attend. For ex. Meeting related to project performance, appraisal related meetings, trainings for trainers, ...
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How to I highlight that I am deputed and client location since I joing my company?

I am deputed at client location from very first day I joined my current Employer. Now it's time for my yearly appraisal. So how do I show it as a positive point and highlight it as positive point to ...