It might be a little late in the day that I am writing about this, but the dust of the appraisal onslaught has just about settled in some places. Most companies have awarded their employees, but I know for sure that some companies are just about finishing the appraisal cycle.
This is an especially interesting subject, because it has many facets. One would wonder, what feelings does an employee approach the appraisal with;
- A feedback on his/her performance
- An appreciation of his/her work
- An outlet/platform/ occasion/forum for discussing her feelings/concerns
And the more obvious ones;
- Enhancement of role/ larger team sizes/ more territory to cover….
And the not-so-obvious ones;
- A reality check? Am I appreciated enough? Does anyone know if I’m dead or alive? Is it time for me to move on??
You would like to know the reasons people look for a change….Our respondents cited;
Now, before you start thinking how skewed the survey data is, let me tell you, our respondents were people having over 3 years of experience, but from all over India covering all industries/job roles/qualifications.
As a user, I’m sure we’ll see a few heads nodding…but there is an interesting takeaway for an HR Manager? ….
Salary has only marginally outshone a better designation… Translated this means, you keep sure keep a person feel secure with a commensurate salary, but employees feel this is basic hygiene which needs to be met, but if you want to keep me motivated, give me challenges, show me a way ahead, empower me…..
And how does a jobsite reflect on this scenario?
During the appraisal season (like the monsoon right!) Mar-Apr, naukri saw the jobseeker traffic on the site rise by 40%… Everyone was busy closing their FY on the best notes, but there were these unsatisfied lot who had lost hopes with their current job!
Once the dust settles, you receive your revised pay package; a shiny designation is when the wheels churn? And what happens to the jobsite then?
Interestingly, another 40% more jobseekers are back on the site, searching for a job that will give them the satisfaction their present job misses. So as compared to Feb traffic, it has increased by 80% in May-Jun.
Does that ring a bell somewhere???