As seen in the sample self evaluation above, you should consider including questions about:
- Working in a team with colleagues
- Adherence to processes, e.g. “I turn in documents on time”
- Quantitative self-evaluation on a number of job-specific skills, e.g. “I am constantly trying to innovate as much as I can”
- Quantitative self-evaluation on a number of core-skills, e.g. “My attitude is the best”
- Areas for self-improvement
- Suggestions for improvements in the company/workplace
- Suggestions about training needs
- Career expectations
For the quantitative evaluation questions, you can use a numeric or star rating question type. Always include the possibility to enter additional free text (non-mandatory), allowing the employee to clarify the score that was given.
It is important that the evaluation can be done efficiently and that the results are automatically transferred to a central system for effective follow-up. Online self-evaluations are ideally suited for this.
While self-evaluation through paper forms, PDF or Word documents is possible, these methods have significant disadvantages. Following the assessment, the data will need to be transferred to a central system which can result in errors and delays.