It’s that time of the years when your boss starts arriving at work on time as well. Yes, the appraisal month is at your doorstep and there’s so much have to discuss with your manager. Be it all those times you took charge and made numbers go in favor of the team, or all the justifications you have for unaccomplished targets, there’s surely going to be an authentic appraisal dialogue regarding your performance.
However, one thing that’s desired during such times is staying prepared for all that is to follow. Let the thought of salary negotiation go secondary and the focus be on the way you perform for the last few days before the meeting. Here are a few tips that will help you get the hang of all that you’re expected to do before scoring a hefty appraisal in your job.
Know the Context of this Process
This lies as the prime pre-requisite to take care of, before you enter the employer’s room. Think about all imperative points like the way your boss takes the entire process, your organization’s way of dealing with employee appraisals and the way your co-workers react towards the process. Things like, do they take it in a dull way or a vibrant one?
Even though the company claims it to be a real important step in company growth, but how seriously does it take it in actual?
Brainstorming over these points, you know whether to go with the flow or think on the lines of other alternatives available in the global job market. Gather enough data over your past performance and stay clear over your career goals in the future.
Stay More Engaged at Workplace
Numbers may come and go what stays is an employee’s allegiance to an organization during all instances. It’s not only about getting done with your work chores and running out of the complex as fast as possible. This is something that will always disallow you from reaching out to your true potential and lose the workplace connect the manager wants to see in you, eagerly!
All workplace insecurities left aside, think about those instances when you could’ve maximized your earning and progressing potential, just by staying engaged in the entire process and your work in general. Let your manager know about the career goals you have and let him perceive you as an active employee, concerned about the company’s growth.
Analyze over the Attitude you Work With
This might seem more of a generic advice, but the attitude you’ve been working and handling all work tasks with needs due analysis as well. Don’t just ruffle through the process for the sake of it. Understand the importance it holds for you and the way in which it determines you career. It might just lead to a job switch or new plans with which you handle work pressure. It’s all about the perspective you hold!
Keep Your Business Objectives in line with the Company’s
Well, after allegiance the sync between your career goals and the business goals with which the team has to move forward. Of course, you have to highlight your accomplishments and the fact that you’ve learned during the entire tenure, but keep the same in a strong compliance with the company and its vision. Assign metrics, quantify these and document every inch you scored and the way it affected the team’s growth. At the end of the day, the amount of business you develop for the brand is what that pays during appraisals. Good luck!
Author Bio : Anshuman Kukreti is a professional writer and a keen follower of the global job market. An engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, he writes on various topics related to employment across the globe. Reach him @ LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.