Examples of self-assessments include questions that gauge the effectiveness of an employee's actions within the workplace, whether or not he is meeting his goals and his manager's goals and if he feels he is spending his time appropriately. Self-assessments should also look for areas in which the employee may improve and the steps necessary to do so.
A self-assessment is a type of evaluation that requires the employee to look inwards at himself to gauge his performance rather than tasking a manager or outside party to complete the process. One common form of self-assessment includes answering a series of questions written by the employee's supervisor that cover aspects specific to his job, such as meeting sales goals or finishing projects. The questions require the employee to be honest about his accomplishments and his contributions to the company. These forms also typically include questions that ask the employee to identify his greatest weaknesses and the areas in which he may improve.
Alternately, the employee can write and answer his own questions for the self-assessment. This process forces the employee to reflect on the aspects of the job he feels are most important, rather than conforming to an outside set of standard. In many cases, this may also lead the employee to focus on the aspects of himself or the job that he dislikes, such as specific procedures or environmental factors, and outline how to change them.