Use this sample and step by step explanation to craft a meaningful 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.

Does not maintain an open mindset to whatever the other person is trying to put across.

Fails to follow the instructions given to undertake a particular task.

1

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.

Adept at taking instructions and ensuring to follow them to the book.

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.

Does not give regular feedback; waits until the end of the year to evaluate and give feedback to group members

Allows simple and non-descriptive answers during discussions which discourages members participation

1

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

Builds relationships that only benefit oneself; is not honest, sincere or ready to build something that will benefit both parties

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

1

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.

Dresses the part to create both personal and corporate confidence

Keeps the company culture alive by respecting the dress code

2

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

Sets oneself the challenge of having a conversation with a stranger every week in order to understand life in another person's perspective

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.

Focuses on perfection; spends plenty of time looking for a problem in the provided information even when there is none

Looks at the situation with bias or prejudice instead of approaching it with a clear and open mind

1

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

Does not take the time to test a new feature before it is introduced to a project thus is not able to uncover hidden issues

Assumes to know everything that is happening in the company and does not seek input from other employees

1

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.

Hardly bothers to know the latest business trends and rarely implements policies that can drive change towards new trends

Rarely bothers to know what customers want and ends up losing existing customers and prospects

1

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

Shows little interest to learn more about online confidentiality, privacy and security

Does little to advocate for the implementation of virtual reality techniques to improve training and engagement

1

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:

Give an instance your personality affected your relationships with others. How did you resolve it?

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

[employee comments]
FACILITATION:

Describe the technique you have used to assign roles to group members. How have you found the technique effective?

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:

How has making new connections improved your professional and personal skills?

What are some of the things you don't like about networking events and networking in general?

[employee comments]
APPEARANCE AND GROOMING:

What are your personal motives behind your dressing and grooming?

Do your dressing and attitude create a professional atmosphere that attracts people?

[employee comments]
EMPATHY:

Can you think of a time when you had to deliver less than ideal news? How did you go about it?

Describe a time when you were able to strengthen a relationship between colleagues using effective communication. What made your communication effective?

[employee comments]
PRACTICAL THINKING:

Some situations require one to think in a practical manner while others require critical thinking. Can you give an example when you have used the two strategies to solve a problem at work?

What have you done to improve your practical thinking skills? How has this helped your career life?

[employee comments]
SEEING POTENTIAL PROBLEMS:

Is there a time when you have met resistance while trying to implement a solution to a future problem? Describe the situation

How do you set projects deadlines and milestones to make sure that employees meet them successfully?

[employee comments]
BUSINESS TREND AWARENESS:

What efforts are you making to increase your understanding about current business trends?

Can you think of a new trend that caught you unawares and how did you respond?

[employee comments]
TECHNOLOGY TREND AWARENESS:

Are you making any efforts to learn more about internet security, privacy, and confidentiality?

Are there any times you had to seek for assistance on issues related to new technology trends?

[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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