As can be seen in the above sample, the self-assessment should at least include questions about:
- Working in 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 nulber of core-skills, e.g. “My attitude is the best”
- Areas for improvement
- Suggestions about improvements in the company/workplace
- Suggestions about training needs
- Career expectations
For the quantitative 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. Self-evaluation through paper forms, pdf or word documents is also possible but has the disadvantage that the data still needs to be transferred to a central system as a separate action, which is error-prone and not real-time.