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

A Research Technician is liable for assisting scientists with their research and experiments while performing the more complex analytical processes in the laboratory.

The primary responsibility for this post is conducting tests and experiments, gathering, interpreting and recording research and data, ordering inventory, operating and maintaining the computer and laboratory equipment, analyzing specific substances, studying quality control, performing laboratory tests in order to produce stable and accurate data to support scientific investigations, constructing, managing and performing standard laboratory equipment, ensuring the lab is well-stocked and resourced, recording is well-stocked and supported, recording and sometimes interpreting results to present to senior colleagues, using computers and executing mathematical calculations for preparation of graphs.

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

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

Introduces a follow-up question such as "How does that change the way you feel about...?" if a discussion does not start immediately

Arrives at the meetings early in order to create a warm environment and show others that one is serious and ready to discuss

2

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: Dealing with Difficult People is learning how to tactfully calm down an obnoxious person who is either verbally attacking you or stealthily criticizing you or your professional contribution.

Does not disagree with impossible people; looks for ways to be agreeable with them or just ignores them in order to avoid fights

Learns the person's strategy and develops counter strategies ahead of time, when one cannot avoid the situation

2

COOPERATION WITH COLLEAGUES: Cooperation is the process of working with groups or teams for a common mutual benefit as opposed to working in competition or for selfish ambition.

Always works with others to ensure deadlines are met and quality work delivered

Very open to correction and communication both from coworkers and management

2

SELF AWARENESS: Self Awareness is the ability to have a sound understanding of who you are as a person and how to relate to the world in which you live by understanding your strengths and weaknesses and how to manage them in the workplace.

Remains calm, actively listens and tries to focus on the positive in order to manage challenges and maintain momentum in day-to-day work

Identifies and appreciates the strengths of others and leverages their skills in order to manage uncertain situations

2

REALISTIC GOAL SETTING: Realistic Goal Setting is the skill to hone in the specific actions that we need to perform to accomplish everything we aspire to live.

Breaks a goal down into milestones in order to help make a plan for achieving it later on

Ranks goals in order of their importance and urgency when one has multiple goals on the list

3

SELF-DISCIPLINE AND SENSE OF DUTY: Self-Discipline and Sense of Duty is an active effort which helps in developing set ways for your thoughts, actions, and habits empowering your to stick to your decisions.

Holds oneself accountable and refrains from blaming others or coming up with excuses when something doesn't turn out as expected

Looks at the personal obstacles that one has overcome in the past in order to step out and stand up to do the right thing

2

BUSINESS ETHICS: Business Ethics is the ability to learn what is right and wrong in the world of business and choosing to do what is right at all times.

Coaches others on the role and importance of honesty, fairness, and integrity

Considers fairness and equality when implementing new activities and programs

2

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE: Business Etiquette is a basic framework of rules set by companies to ensure and allow you to understand the way you should conduct yourself in the professional world.

Makes minimal side conversations in meetings and puts the phone away in most meetings

Avoids criticizing others and accepts that everyone is trying their best

2

DIVERSITY AWARENESS: Diversity Awareness is the understanding that people are different and unique in their particular way and respecting their uniqueness.

Shows willingness to promote the implementation of new diversity initiatives

Avoids making jokes that may be offensive to others and remains respectful to everyone

2

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Technical Skills are the abilities and knowledge mostly related to mechanical, IT, scientific and mathematical needed to perform specific tasks in the workplace.

Seeks for assistance when solving complicated problems and does not shy away from new challenges

Shows willingness to learn new technologies and makes an effort to remain updated with technology

2

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

FACILITATION:

Is there a time when you have had to deal with a group member who does not attend group meetings? How did you go about it?

Who is in charge when you are away? How do you make sure that the person understands what you expect of him/her?

[employee comments]
DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE:

How would you deal with a team member who is always picking fights with others or is difficult to work with?

How comfortable are you with dealing with different opinions from different people? Describe a time when this happened at work

[employee comments]
COOPERATION WITH COLLEAGUES:

Are you open to criticism both from management and coworkers?

What are your strengthens and how do you utilize them in the group?

[employee comments]
SELF AWARENESS:

Can you think of a situation where you felt you needed to modify or adjust your behavior? How did you go about it?

Can you list five things that you have learned about yourself in the last two years, that are relevant to how you work?

[employee comments]
REALISTIC GOAL SETTING:

How do you decide on your goals? How do you ensure that they are realistic?

Is there a time when you felt that you did not have what it takes to achieve your goals? How did you deal with this?

[employee comments]
SELF-DISCIPLINE AND SENSE OF DUTY:

How do you know when your behavior is about to get out of track and how do you regulate it? Describe a time when this happened

Describe one time when you have worked the hardest. What motivated you to work hard and what was the outcome?

[employee comments]
BUSINESS ETHICS:

What are your views on fairness, equality, respect, integrity and honesty?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had to question someone's integrity?

[employee comments]
BUSINESS ETIQUETTE:

Are you making any efforts to build and nurture relationships and do you create time to meet people?

What would you like to improve about yourself in order to be more pleasant to work with?

[employee comments]
DIVERSITY AWARENESS:

Have you participated in events that are diversity-related and what efforts are you making to promote them?

What efforts are you making to assess whether the current procedures, practices, and policies are diverse?

[employee comments]
TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Can you describe your experience with using new systems? Which challenges did you face and how did you solve them?

Have you ever attempted to apply your technical skills to create a new and working system from scratch?

[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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