The 8 Questions You Need for Effective Self-Appraisal

30-Jun-2021 12:32:23 | Performance Management The 8 Questions You Need for Effective Self-Appraisal

The self-appraisal should include questions that will help your direct report analyse their performance effectively.


Self-appraisal encourages employees to play an active role in the appraisal process. It also provides the manager with another perspective on the employee’s work over the past year. The self-appraisal should include questions that will help your direct report analyse their performance effectively.

Here are the 8 questions that needs to be addressed for effective self-appraisal: 

  1. Have you achieved the goals set during the past performance review? 
  2. Have you surpassed your goals? Which goals? What helped you meet or exceed your goals? 
  3. Are you struggling with any of your goals? Which ones? What has hindered you from achieving them? 
  4. What are your most important accomplishments for the past year? 
  5. What do you like most about your job? 
  6. What do you like least about your job? 
  7. What do you hope to achieve for the coming year? 
  8. How can the manager or company help you do better at your job? 

Written By: Melissa Tham