Use this step by step explanation to craft a good employee performance feedback review for a hardware engineer. Find the right words with quality phrases.

A hardware engineer is responsible for designing new computer hardware through creating of blueprints and also installs, maintains, and repairs computer hardware as well as updating the existing equipment. He/she researches new trends for making advanced hardware and also creates new directions regarding computer hardware, resulting in vast improvements in computer technology.

Other specific tasks include testing the models they design to ensure their efficiency and effectiveness and also acts as the custodian of computer engineering knowledge. They are also involved in building computer systems in other non-computer devices. Lastly, he/she makes sure that the added components in any computer system integrate seamlessly with the existing equipment.

Employee Performance Review Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:

Instructions

  1. Rating: Rate the employee against the core skills based on how well he/she demonstrates each skill. Give scores 1, 2, or 3 for each rating depending on the employee's performance.
  2. Comments: Use this area to give examples of employee's performance phrases. The phrases should describe how well an employee has performed on previously set goals based on the given core skill.
  3. Summary: Use this section to give a summary of the employee's strengths and areas for improvement or development. Recommend a step increase for an employee who has met the expectations and performance improvement plans for one who doesn't meet expectations.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources manager must examine and indicate whether he/she concurs with the evaluation and comments. If the manager agrees, then he/she must sign the evaluation form. If he/she doesn't concur, then he/she must provide reasons explaining why this is so.
  5. Signatures: Sign the evaluation form and give it to the employee to go through and answer the Self Evaluation Questions. Ask him/her to sign and date the evaluation form before giving it back to the human resources for filing.

Rating Meaning

The employee fails to perform the most important aspects of the job satisfactorily. Requires close guidance to carry out routine jobs. He/she needs significant improvement in all areas. Meetings should be held between the employee and the supervisor to discuss performance deficiencies.

1

Employee routinely meets and exceeds expectations in all areas of responsibility. Produces high-quality work that at times exceeds expectations. Consistently meets the most critical annual goals. Occasionally produces timely and accurate results.

2

The employee consistently and significantly exceeds the communicated expectations by producing exceptionally high-quality work. He/she demonstrates exceptional knowledge of his/her duties and is highly recognized by others as an authority in his/her area of work.

3

Supervisor's Feedback

Skill

Comments

Rating

LISTENING SKILLS: Listening Skills are a practical ability to accurately receive and interpret messages you receive during the communication process to ensure flow and accuracy are maintained.

Maintains eye contact when listening to the other party that is talking.

Does not quickly assume what the other person is saying but instead listens to completion.

2

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Interpersonal Skills are a set of abilities that enable a person to positively interact and work with others effectively while avoiding office disputes and personal issues with each other.

Always seeks to improve by learning new techniques and skills.

Knows how and when to give constructive feedback to others and easily accepts correction.

2

FACILITATION: Facilitation is making tasks or life easy for others while ensuring the daily running of successful meetings or workshops or business at large.

Breaks larger groups into smaller groups in order to encourage adequate participation and allow every member to interact

Makes sure that every group member has a chance to contribute ideas and that discussion is not dominated by one or two people

2

NETWORKING: Networking is the process that encourages an exchange of information and ideas among individuals or groups that share the same interests.

Identifies one's goals and focuses on them when having a meeting with business professionals

Pursues a hobby like painting or sporting in order to create strong connections founded on similar interest

3

APPEARANCE AND GROOMING: Appearance and Grooming are the way one presents themselves in a professional environment or the workplace with the aim of gaining positive impression and respect as well.

Represents the company well at all the off-site meetings attended

Dresses in a dignified manner that causes others to respect boundaries

3

EMPATHY: Empathy is the understanding of another person's condition from their perspective by placing yourself in their shoes and feeling what they are feeling.

Able to challenge bias, stereotyping and intolerance, and creates an atmosphere that is respectful towards everyone

Maintains an eye contact when having a conversation with a colleague and does not let one's own gaze drift all over the place

2

PRACTICAL THINKING: Practical Thinking is the skill to think creatively about projects or work that requires your full attention to be completed and to bring great results.

Tries new things and gets outside own comfort zone in order to improve one's ability to think practically

Sets aside the problems over which one has no control and concentrates own efforts on those that one can potentially solve

2

SEEING POTENTIAL PROBLEMS: Seeing Potential Problems is the ability to structure the current situations and identify developments that could cause problems in the future.

Assigns team members deadlines for the projects that are much earlier than what one actually needs in order to give time for changes and other reviews

Identifies individuals that are behind schedule and who are not reporting their progress in order to find out what the problem is

2

BUSINESS TREND AWARENESS: Business Trend Awareness is the capacity to be conscious of the changing ways in which the companies are developing in the marketplace.

Attends conferences, takes part in local events and signs up for training sessions that present networking opportunities with other professionals

Attends many live events to get the attention of clients and prospects

2

TECHNOLOGY TREND AWARENESS: Technology Trend Awareness is staying updated with the useful upcoming trends that can serve your business better and easier.

Advocates for implementation of modern technologies that can assist in sharing and storing data more efficiently such as cloud storage

Recommends implementation of virtual reality techniques to improve training and engagement

2

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

LISTENING SKILLS:

Give an instance that you have been defensive during a conversation. How did it turn out?

How well do you receive and apply the instructions given out?

[employee comments]
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

How well do you work with those around you to ensure things are done?

Do you normally take the time to build meaningful and positive relationships with others?

[employee comments]
FACILITATION:

Is there a time when you have faced challenges when coordinating a group? How did you overcome the challenges?

Can you describe a project that required major input from other employees? Who did you choose to work with you and why?

[employee comments]
NETWORKING:

Describe a networking event that changed your career life. What was the event about? What happened?

Is there a time when you have lost a great client due to poor networking techniques? What happened? What have you done to improve your networking skills?

[employee comments]
APPEARANCE AND GROOMING:

Are you introducing a good or bad example to other employees who are watching you?

Have you taken into consideration the feedback you have received from your peers and staff?

[employee comments]
EMPATHY:

What is one or two things you have learned from caring for or helping others at work?

Why is it important for employees to show empathy towards each other as well as towards their customers?

[employee comments]
PRACTICAL THINKING:

Describe a project that went wrong due to poor practical thinking strategies. How did the problem occur and how did you solve it?

How do you ensure that a certain source of information is reliable? Is there a time when you have made mistakes because someone had given you the wrong information? How did you handle the situation?

[employee comments]
SEEING POTENTIAL PROBLEMS:

Describe a time when you have been able to see a huge future problem. What made this possible and how did solve it?

How have you helped employees who are behind schedule to improve their performance and meet deadlines?

[employee comments]
BUSINESS TREND AWARENESS:

What efforts are you making to increase your accuracy in predicting future business trends?

What strategies are you using to survey your competitors and are you noticing any results?

[employee comments]
TECHNOLOGY TREND AWARENESS:

How often do you encourage colleagues to use the internet to search for information easily?

What efforts are you making to get certifications in specialized technology fields?

[employee comments]

Summary

Sections 1-4: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 5: To be completed by the employee

1. Exceeds Job Related Expectations

2. Areas to improve

3. Goals completed since last performance feedback

4. Goals for next period

5. Employee comments

Signatures

I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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