What do most employees hope to get out of a performance review? A raise, a bonus, a promotion? Glowing reviews and a perfect 5 out of 5 ranking on every skill and competency in every category HR asked your manager to review you on? it's important to understand that the performance review is not just about the fiscal factors, but about the personal growth of your core abilities. How have you improved in specific areas, that makes your role easier? While an all round glowing review will make you feel good and give you a nice ego boost for the day, it may indicate that its time to move on to something more personally challenging. You may have reached the ceiling with nowhere to grow. This is not an ideal situation to be in, as stagnating can leave you frustrated, bored and uninspired by the work you do.
Here are 5 pieces of information you need before you leave your performance review: