When carrying out job performance appraisal, having the right questions will determine if you review all the work-related skills effectively. The questions needs to address all the competency areas being appraised such as understanding one’s job, teamwork, engagement, goal setting and attain a work-life balance among others.

It might be challenging to come up with job performance evaluation questions every time you are recruiting. But, not to worry, here is a list of questions you can apply:


  • What one thing should you recommend to the managers to ensure that the company reaches the goals effectively?
  • How can I ease your work?
  • What do you think we can do differently in the next calendar year?
  • Would you propose an alternate way of conducting your job?
  • What part of your job do you like?

Goal setting/ attainment

  • What is your key achievement this quarter of the year?
  • What has been the most challenging aspect of your role?
  • What are your objectives with this job?
  • What do you want to achieve next year?
  • Looking at your performance over the year, would you say you have met your targets?

Effectiveness of training and development

  • What are your career development needs?
  • What would you say about the support you have received so far?
  • What could you do to improve your knowledge and skills?
  • How has been the training that you have received this year?
  • Do you have recommendations that can improve the training and development program?

Work/ life balance

  • How can fun activities enhance your job?
  • What activities outside work do you love to engage in?
  • Do you feel that the company gives enough time for fun activities?
  • Do you feel that activities outside work help in improving your performance?
  • What are some of the fun activities you can recommend for the company?

Understanding of one’s role

  • What are the key tasks that make up your role?
  • Do you feel that you are effective in your current role?
  • How does your current role relate to the company’s goals?
  • How can you describe your present responsibilities?
  • What is your next move in your career development?

Team performance

  • What has been your contribution to the team projects or in the organization as a whole?
  • Do you prefer working alone or in a team?
  • When you work in teams, do you feel as part of it or as an individual?
  • Do your team members find you indispensable?
  • What has been your experience so far when you are carrying out assignments in teams?

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