Performance appraisal nursingIn todays job market we all need to be more proactive in getting ahead. Every year mostemployers ask their employees to fill out a self evaluation. This article will cover fourstandard areas of the review process and the steps you need to take to show that you areperforming above and beyond your job responsibilities. It allows you to be in the driversseat of the review process.Writing your own review is always a tedious task. The best way to show you are on topof your game is to write your evaluation in "tangible format". Tangibles are measurableand allow you to show how you are contributing to your employers bottom line.Example: Coordinated a project for an account from start to finish which resulted inincreased revenue for the division/company of $$$.Job Responsibilities and SkillsClearly state all your job responsibilities. List all the things you do every day, from phonecalls, emails, budgets, account follow up, computer skills, projects, and include suchthings as:Strong communication skills, Ability to multi task, Results oriented, Ability to focus onachieving strategic objectives, Nurturing and instilling confidence in your team members,and Providing support as a manager.State exactly what you worked on and whether you worked on them by yourself or as partof a team. What are your business strategies within the confines of you position? If youmanage or work on a specific account or businesses, are you initiating and developingthose businesses / accounts and achieving their demands? If you have a dollar figureinclude it.Examples: "I manage a team ... I lead the group ... I worked with the team ... on zxyaccounts. I worked on a 50K account, managing the day to day communications."AchievementsList major achievements that demonstrate your ability to apply knowledge and utilizeskills in performing your job responsibilities. Push the envelope and say what you did asyou see it. Be honest but make sure to acknowledge all your accomplishments. Use wordslike- Successfully...- Negotiated...
- Contributed...- Supported and nurturedExample: If you actually landed the big account, it is your account. If you worked with ateam to land the account, then state that you worked as a team to land the account. Eitherway it shows that you worked to open a new account. Quantify what it is worth to thecompany in potential or actual dollars amounts: e.g., "account xyz will generate $$$ in thenext year and has a potential to reach $$$ in the next 3 years."Maybe your contribution seems small, but you are still contributing to the profitability ofthe company. If the numbers are down for the year, consider whether you can say theyare higher than other departments, other offices, or brands you compete with. There isusually some area or competition that is doing worse.Overall PerformanceDescribe areas of strength, growth and those areas that need improvement and ordevelopment.Always list more strengths than areas that need improvement or development. It is agood idea to acknowledge at least one area for development (this enhances credibility),but here is where you can ask for more responsibility and help your boss feel invested inyour development. If you want to move up the ladder and you arent developing becauseyour boss doesnt want to spend the time mentoring you or giving you the responsibility,there is a way to make this point positively. You can address it like this:Strengths: List what you do and feel confident about. Demonstrate your understandingof the market place in which your business operates. Dont forget the contribution youmake to the bottom line, whether by support or direct involvement.Growth: Take some of your greatest moments from the past year where you have had theopportunity to demonstrate new skills. State strongly that you are up for more in thecoming year.Development: Describe an interest in being more involved in decision making, workingclosely with supervisors on projects that interest you. Put a shared responsibility for thisdevelopment on your manager.Example: I would like to and can develop the following skills ... and increase myresponsibilities. I am confident I will be able to do this with managements guidance andwhen I am given opportunities to participate and contribute in new opportunities.Summary: State briefly what you have done and can do that enables you to continue tocontribute to bottom line growth and generate new business opportunities, demonstratingperformance of your job above and beyond of what is expected by you.
Setting goals for the year: This is often not included in a review, so it is something youmay need to initiate with your manager. Ask for 4 or 5 goals to be spelled out andweighted. Break it down into the following three points:- What are the goals- How can they be achieved- On a scale of one to a hundred what weight do they have on your job?If they or their weighting change during the year make sure you and your boss updatethem. That way you will be able to achieve what is expected of you and you can basenext years evaluation on these achievements or growths.Good luck with your evaluation, and remember - there is no harm in self promotion!http://performanceappraisalebooks.info/ : Over 200 ebooks, templates, forms forperformance appraisal.