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

An Information Security Analyst has the overall responsibility to provide computer security solutions from time to time by finding possible security threats and vulnerabilities. They are in-charge of developing security strategies and implementing them in accordance with the company's standard procedures. They make use of their advanced computer security knowledge and skill set to help undertake their role.

Besides that major responsibility, other duties include troubleshooting and remedying any possible threat and vulnerabilities, protect all computer assets, configure computer security tools and related software, monitor and review daily computer logs and traffic, offer technical support and training in relation to computer security and document all computer security threats, risks, and solutions.

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

VERBAL COMMUNICATION: Verbal Communication is the use of tones and language to relay a message; it aids as a vehicle for expressing ideas, concepts and it, is critical to the daily running of the business.

Maintaining eye contact is quite a problem and appears to be shy when talking to people.

Talks too fast in a manner that the other person does not comprehend what is being said.

1

NEGOTIATION SKILLS: Negotiation Skills are a deliberative process by which people settle their differences through an acceptable agreement to both parties to co-exist without argument and dispute in the workplace.

Puts views and opinions in a non-confrontational manner and keeps cool when things get out of hand.

Is assertive when presenting views and ideas and seeks to make people understand what the key points are.

2

JUDGMENT SKILLS: Judgment is the ability to make a decision or form an opinion wisely especially in matters affecting action, good sense and discretion.

Does not take the time to understand the problem thus gives ineffective solutions or fails the entire decision-making process

Is afraid of the consequences of making the wrong decisions and does nothing to work through that fear

1

SELF CONFIDENCE: Self Confidence is the ability to know who you are and what you are capable of doing which shows in your behavior, your body language, how you speak, etc.

Gives up on one's goals and dreams long before getting started

Always takes on new challenges but does not create time to review one's own accomplishments

1

CONSISTENCY AND RELIABILITY: Consistency and Reliability are the ability to be trusted to do what you do best all the time with or without supervision and without failure to produce results.

Turns up to work on time, carries out one's tasks without constant supervision and takes breaks only when scheduled

Takes the initiative to speak to one's bosses to find out what else can be done after completing the assigned task

2

EVALUATING OTHERS: Evaluating others is the capacity to see the individuality in others and recognize a person's unique point of view.

Finds something good to say about others even when one does not like what they have produced

Looks at a person's punctuality and attendance:- whether or not a person has attained perfect attendance to work and meetings

2

PERSONAL COMMITMENT: Personal Commitment is an obligation that you have voluntarily agreed to fulfill without being cajoled or threatened and are willing to be held accountable for the results.

Does not have an insatiable hunger for what one is going for thus lacks the motivation to keep working

Often breaks promises; commits to a task but does not deliver due to lack of proper planning

1

MEETING MANAGEMENT: Meeting Management is the skill to know and understands the reason why an official meeting should be held and who should attend.

Invites unnecessary people to meetings and ends up wasting a lot of time and resources

Constantly late to start and end meetings and does little to encourage participants to show up on time

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.

Puts little effort to encourage colleagues to utilize the power of computers to process tasks efficiently and accurately

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

1

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.

Lags behind others in keeping technical skills current and has a negative attitude towards learning complex skills

Does not know the basics of troubleshooting and maintaining basic devices and machines

1

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

VERBAL COMMUNICATION:

How well can you rate your verbal skills and what are you doing to improve?

How do you prepare yourself before you talk to people and has it been of help to you?

[employee comments]
NEGOTIATION SKILLS:

When negotiating how well do you take charge of the process?

Describe your best and worst moments of any negotiation process you have been part of?

[employee comments]
JUDGMENT SKILLS:

Describe a time when you have had to think on your feet in order to extricate yourself from a difficult situation. What was the outcome

Is there a time when you have made a terrible mistake due to poor judgment? What was the mistake? How was it fixed?

[employee comments]
SELF CONFIDENCE:

When is the last time you asked for assistance on a certain project from a colleague? What was the project?

Is there a time you had to lead other employees in a certain direction, but you had some doubts? What did you do?

[employee comments]
CONSISTENCY AND RELIABILITY:

Describe a time when you took responsibility for an error and were held personally accountable. What happened?

How often do you keep in touch with customers? How do you inform them about new products or services?

[employee comments]
EVALUATING OTHERS:

Describe a time when you have had to deliver negative feedback to a colleague. How did you make sure not to hurt their feelings?

In your opinion, do you think evaluating a person can give an adequate reflection of their character?

[employee comments]
PERSONAL COMMITMENT:

Sometimes you have to sacrifice some things in life in order to get what you want. What are some of the things you have sacrificed in the past in order to accomplish your goals?

Describe a great change that occurred in a project you were working on. How did you adapt to this change?

[employee comments]
MEETING MANAGEMENT:

Can you think of a time where you invited unnecessary participants? How did you correct the situation?

Have you ever failed to take notes during a meeting? How did you correct the mistake?

[employee comments]
TECHNOLOGY SAVVY:

Can you describe a situation where you successfully utilized the power of computers to process tasks more efficiently and accurately?

What efforts are you making to learn how to troubleshoot modern electronic devices?

[employee comments]
TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Can you describe a time when you saved time by applying your technical skills to automate a process?

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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