You're told, "Own your career."
Here's how to do it.
The structure of annual performance appraisals.
Goals are great for personal motivation. They don't work as a tool to evaluate performance. Companies and industries are constantly changing. Any goal specific enough to be worthwhile will be quickly outdated.
Expectations generally center on what an employee should be busy doing. They don't focus on the measurable value an employee produced. That means you have few, if any, metrics to prove the value you produced during your annual performance appraisal. You'll also end up with a weak resumé (CV) without solid metrics that show your value.
If you have annual performance appraisals, what you do the two months before your appraisal will affect your rating more than all that great work you did earlier in the year. If there isn't any formal evaluation of your work, your evaluation is determined by the supervisor's current perception of your work. If you're really great at pleasing people, being evaluated by perception will work in your favor. But if you're like most people, good luck getting a string of excellent performance reviews.
We know that if you constantly run a machine above its capacity, it will eventually fail. Current employee evaluation methods don't consider the production capability of people. Without that knowledge, supervisors blindly overwork employees who aren't able to clearly prove they're being worked above the capacity of the above average worker.
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Here's another approach.
Recognize that most of your burnout, unsatisfactory performance reviews, struggles with leadership, workplace stress, and other issues stem from An Inadequate Employee Evaluation Process.
During my 30 years in Talent Development I recognized that as great as many training courses and motivational presentations were, there was something missing: the tools anyone can use to become their own career consultant.
Don't leave to chance, or to an inadequate employee evaluation process, the opportunity to align your passion and your career.
Get the tools that will constantly broadcast the the value you bring to your organization and to yourself.
The right career tools increase your influence on your employee evaluation. Using them, you can improve any job or career situation.
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Challenges addressed: Resumé content, Business acumen
Using the Metric Microscope, you develop your Relevant Business Results. With your Relevant Business Results:
Challenges addressed: Unclear expectations, Rapid changes, Perception-based evaluation
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Challenges addressed: Rapid change, Organizational agility, Getting stuck in a job
Success at work is all about relationships. But it's more than just relationships with people, it's also relationships with structures. Through use of the Organizational Mesh, you'll
Challenges addressed: Self-development plans, Limited competence development resources
Companies will provide training, but there's no way they can provide all that you need to build your career. Become your own career consultant. Use this tool to:
Challenges addressed: Invisible value, Passed over for promotions, Insufficient raises
You know you have great potential and you've provided great value. You'll be overlooked if you can't broadcast your value. With the Relevance Microphone, you'll have:
Torch Solutions Group builds your ability to use these tools throughout your career through its Career Enhancement Academy. All programs focus on developing your ability to significantly improve your job and your career.
In each program, you're paired with your own Value Enhancement Coach. Your program includes sessions with your Value Enhancement Coach supplemented by several resources.
Choose from three programs prepared for current workforce employees, those who are between jobs, or those reentering the workforce.
Choose this program if you want an inexpensive program that will help you quickly improve your current job or career situation.
Choose this program to maximize your influence on your career and be known for the value you bring to an organization.
Choose this program if you're currently a leader and want to maximize your team's value, which makes you look great.