The end of the year is here, and for a lot of people, that means preparing for the annual employee review. Being prepared for this meeting is one of the best ways to ensure it goes smoothly. We’ve gathered a few tips on how best to prepare so you can go in with confidence!
Go into the review with a few ideas of what your supervisor might say. Have some notes on what you did well this year, as well as some areas you could have improved. Be specific, but make sure not to be too hard on yourself. Your supervisor is going to appreciate the leg work you’ve done beforehand.
More than likely, your supervisor is going to want you to set goals for the new year. Consider the aspects of your job that you did well and see how you can set goals to do even better. Then consider the areas you needed to improve in and set goals to show marked improvement there as well. What do you bring to the company? What do you hope to achieve in the next year? Where would you like to see your career go over the next year?
Broaden Your Scope
While your review is about you as an employee, your supervisor will be pleased if you bring some ideas for improving the company as a whole. What areas for improvement did you notice over the last year? Are there any internal processes that could be built up a bit? Always be positive with this – the last thing you want to do is bash your management or coworkers. Start with a positive “I noticed this was going really well” and then move into a proposal “but I think this thing could make it better.”
Don’t stress about the employee review. It’s a great way to check in with your supervisor and remind them of your value. This would also be a great time to ask for a raise! Remember – prepare for your employee review as best you can, and don’t get too stressed out.
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