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Performance Review Time 2024

Some people love them. Others—okay, let’s be honest, most people— dread them. No matter what way you feel about them, knowing how to prepare for a performance review is essential to get the most out of it.

In this article, I explain why performance reviews matter and offer 10 performance review tips for employees to help you succeed during your next evaluation.

  1. Achievements: Highlight specific accomplishments that demonstrate your value to the company since your last review.
  2. Metrics: Provide quantitative data to support your achievements, such as sales figures, project completions, or cost savings.
  3. Initiative: Showcase any extra responsibilities you’ve taken on or projects you’ve spearheaded beyond your job description.
  4. Teamwork: Discuss your collaboration with colleagues and any instances where you’ve contributed to team success.
  5. Professional Development: Highlight any training, certifications, or skills you’ve acquired that enhance your ability to perform in your role.
  6. Client/Customer Feedback: If applicable, share positive feedback you’ve received from clients or customers.
  7. Problem-Solving: Describe instances where you’ve successfully resolved challenges or improved processes within the company.
  8. Leadership: If you’ve led a team or mentored colleagues, emphasize your leadership skills and the positive outcomes.
  9. Company Values: Align your accomplishments with the company’s mission and values to show how you contribute to its overall goals.
  10. Future Contributions: Discuss your plans for continued growth and how you intend to contribute to the company’s success in the future.

Remember performance reviews can be a hugely valuable opportunity to talk with your manager, zero in on your goals for the coming year, and get clarity on how exactly to achieve them.

When discussing your salary increase, tie it back to your contributions and the value you bring to the company. Be prepared to provide evidence supporting your request, such as industry salary benchmarks for your position or examples of increased responsibilities. Approach the conversation with confidence and professionalism, and be open to negotiating terms that are mutually beneficial.

Good luck with your performance review!


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