Use this sample and step by step explanation to craft a meaningful employee performance feedback review for a cyber security consultant. Find the right words with quality phrases.

A Cyber Security Consultant works with organizations to ensure their computer information systems are secure. He/she determines who can access the company's information and plans, coordinates and implements the security programs. This position uses its specialized expertise and up to date knowledge that exceeds all the other staff to protect against web threats that facilitate cyber crimes like malware, phishing, viruses, information malware, and hacking, etc.

Other major responsibilities include determining the most practical way to protect computers, networks, software, data and information systems against any possible attacks, interviewing staff and heads of departments to determine specific security issues, performing vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments, researching safety standards, security systems and authentication protocols, preparing cost estimates and identify integration issues for IT project managers

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

INNOVATION: Innovation is the process of translating new invention into a service that creates value or brings better solutions that meet the requirements.

Lacks proper confidence when it comes to expressing ideas and opinions.

Fears making mistakes and venturing into the world of the unknown.

1

TROUBLESHOOTING: Troubleshooting is solving a problem or determining a question to an issue which is often applied to repairing failed products or processes on a machine or a system.

Encourages users of the systems to always perform backup operations from time to time.

Ensures that all the client problems are sorted and that the client is satisfied at the end of it all.

2

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

Attends networking events but remains in the company of a friend or colleague one attended the event with

Regularly forgets to keep a note of people one promised to follow up

1

APPRAISAL AND EVALUATION SKILLS: Appraisal and Evaluation Skills are services that allow employers to assess their employees? contributions to the organization for the period they have been working with them.

Highly indecisive and often produces mediocre results that are not competent

Shows favoritism to some employees creating conflict in the workplace

1

ENJOYMENT OF THE JOB: Enjoyment of the Job is the ability to enjoy what you do rather than enjoying what you earn from it.

Makes and effort to create new ways that help one's own tasks get done faster, easily and more effectively

Enjoys helping other employees and considers them as partners in building something of value

2

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Personal Relationships is the relationship between individuals who have or have had a continuing relationship of any nature either professional or informal.

Speaks positively to own bosses and provides quality feedback about the people one works with

Participates in activities that do not involve work with other employees in order to establish more connection at work

2

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Project Management is structuring a to-do list for your project or company containing tasks and responsibilities as well as creating a roadmap for the execution of those duties promptly.

Has poor organization skills thus sometimes fails to know who does what, and when, or whether a project is complete or not

Fails to develop contingencies in the event of potential risks and does not work to propose possible solutions

1

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

Does not show willingness to learn more about new technology fields

Hardly advocates for the implementation of modern technologies that assist in sharing and storing data efficiently such as cloud storage

1

MECHANICAL SKILLS: Mechanical Skills are the abilities to solve problems that arise in the workplace, although it may vary from one company to another.

Hardly meets deadlines and is unable to complete projects with costs restraints

Shows little awareness of safety requirements and legal guidelines when making designs

1

PROGRAMMING SKILLS: Programming Skills is the ability to use technical languages, tools, and operating systems professionally in the workplace.

Demonstrates little willingness to follow and learn the latest trends in programming

Shows unwillingness to work in a team when designing complex programs

1

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

INNOVATION:

How well do you deal with pressure when it comes to developing workable solutions to problems?

What can you say is your best innovation when it comes to developing workable solutions?

[employee comments]
TROUBLESHOOTING:

Give an instance you tried to troubleshoot, and you were not successful.

What do you consider as your best and worst experience when it comes to troubleshooting?

[employee comments]
NETWORKING:

What qualities do you look for in professionals when networking?

What value have you added to the new connections you have made? How do you make them feel part of your team?

[employee comments]
APPRAISAL AND EVALUATION SKILLS:

Do you encourage and motivate or do you discourage others?

Are you able to schedule your work to match the company's calendar?

[employee comments]
ENJOYMENT OF THE JOB:

How do you maintain enjoyment of the job after experiencing a setback on your way to achieving your goals?

If you find yourself working with a "boring" team, how do you keep yourself and others motivated?

[employee comments]
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Describe a time when you were successful in building a relationship with a difficult person at work. How did you go about it?

How do you make sure to keep the existing relationships with other employees and customers strong every single day?

[employee comments]
PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

How do you motivate your project team and communicate with the stakeholders? How has this contributed to the success of your projects?

How do you make sure that you and your team deliver a project on time or exceed customer expectations?

[employee comments]
TECHNOLOGY TREND AWARENESS:

What efforts are you making to implement the use of virtual reality techniques to improve training and engagement?

Have you ever advocated for the implementation of modern technologies that can assist in sharing and storing data more efficiently?

[employee comments]
MECHANICAL SKILLS:

What efforts are you making to improve your ability to identify a wide range of symbols on drawings and blueprints?

What efforts are you making to improve your ability to use a wide range of hand tools properly?

[employee comments]
PROGRAMMING SKILLS:

How do you handle errors in your code when a program fails to execute?

Can you explain how your favorite program works in layman's language?

[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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