Use this sample and step by step explanation to craft a meaningful employee performance feedback review for a biophysical systems and signals scientist. Find the right words with quality phrases.

A Biophysical Systems and Signals Scientist is accountable for designing and conducting simulations with an existing large-scale computational model of interconnected biophysical systems.

The essential functions of this position includes analyzing simulations to define an efficient mapping between the neural function and activity, comparing computational findings with the recordings, computational modelling of neurons and networks, maintaining clear and accurate communication with supervisor, team members and external collaborators who are part of the project, preparing regular written and oral reports, integration with ongoing experimental efforts, integrating data, analysis and visualization, publishing and presenting findings in reviewed and scientific journals, reporting the results and reports to the management in right timing.

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

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.

Does not adequately undertake research or study before commencing any troubleshooting procedure.

Finds it difficult to communicate ideas and views to other people.

1

ETHICAL BEHAVIOR: Ethical Behavior is acting in policies that are consistent with what the society and individuals typically think are good morals or values.

Trains others on how to work professionally and uphold high standards of co-existing

Provides ongoing coaching to employees that increase their awareness on the importance of professional treatment in the workplace

2

ORIENTATION TO WORK: Orientation to Work is the introduction that is given to a new worker whereby he is introduced to coworkers and given relevant information like schedules, performance standards, benefits and facilities, names of the supervisors, etc.

Does not appear to learn from previous mistakes thus keeps repeating them

Be a little less cautious and learn it is okay to make mistakes

1

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.

Does not show willingness to listen to new ideas and opinions from other employees and clients

Ignores solitude; does not see the need to set some time for self-reflection

1

FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS: Following Directions is the skill of carefully considering the given instructions and following them closely without fail.

Makes sure one has all the information needed before starting any task or project in order to avoid producing incorrect work

Does what one is asked to do in the workplace as long as it is moral, reasonable and harmless

2

PERSISTENCE: Persistence is the refusal to give up or let go of a firm or obstinate continuous course of action despite difficulties or opposition that you may face.

Listens carefully and learns from the advice given by colleagues, customers, and competitors on how to improve one's approach towards a certain goal

Works with people who have positive mental attitude and avoids listening to cynical advice and pessimistic colleagues

2

GOAL AND OBJECTIVE SETTING: Goal and Objective Setting is the strategic plan that is set and laid down identifying how goals should be accomplished, by who and by what time.

Criticizes team members who fail to achieve their goals instead of working closely with them and trying to find out where the problem is

Does not rank goals in the order of their importance to the company thus often misses deadlines for the most crucial goals

1

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.

Hardly pays attention to rules and regulations and requires constant supervision

Does not show willingness to obtain further training focused on the importance of equity and fairness

1

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.

Dresses casually when attending crucial meetings and is rarely neat

Hardly makes introductions during meetings and does not observe ranking when making introductions

1

TECHNOLOGY SAVVY: Technology Savvy is the introduction of the digital technology in the workplace as a strategy to make tasks run swiftly against doing them manually.

Hardly asks for assistance when faced with challenges when operating modern electronic devices

Does little to seek for assistance when faced with challenges related to installing, using, and troubleshooting computer software

1

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

TROUBLESHOOTING:

Give an instance that you used your past knowledge to solve a current problem?

Give an instance you handled a task with so much uneasiness and a restless mind and what was the outcome?

[employee comments]
ETHICAL BEHAVIOR:

Are you reliable to lead the team without showing favoritism to some members of the team?

Are you willing to make serious sacrifices to keep your commitment to the company?

[employee comments]
ORIENTATION TO WORK:

Do you follow the company's policies in executing the tasks given?

Are you a fast learner or you need something repeated over and over again for you to understand?

[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]
FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS:

Can you give an example of a time when you were able to demonstrate your ability to follow instructions?

Describe a time when you missed some steps in a project due to not paying attention to details. How did you fix it?

[employee comments]
PERSISTENCE:

Is there a time when you have faced a difficult situation? What ways did you use to sustain your ability to keep on going until the situation was fixed?

What have you done to develop the inner energy that keeps you going when facing tough situations at work?

[employee comments]
GOAL AND OBJECTIVE SETTING:

Describe a time when your team failed to meet its goals due to an underperforming employee. How did you deal with the situation?

What do you look for in team members when setting goals for the team? How do you keep track of your team goals?

[employee comments]
BUSINESS ETHICS:

What are some of the things you have done to assist others in understanding the importance of honesty and integrity?

Have you ever participated in forums that discuss the role and importance of integrity and honesty?

[employee comments]
BUSINESS ETIQUETTE:

What efforts are you making to improve your dressing code?

Do you make introductions in meetings and do you introduce people according to their ranks?

[employee comments]
TECHNOLOGY SAVVY:

What efforts are you making to improve your capacity to work anytime from anywhere and on any device?

What are you doing to increase your capacity to operate modern electronic devices?

[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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