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

An information architect is assigned the role of researching, designing and implementing of a structural design that aims to make shared information easier to access and be understood by the end user. He/she will provide a positive user experience by determining the appropriate information structure for the various online sites and applications.

Besides that major responsibility, he or she will be assigned other roles that include the following, identifying user requirements through research, evaluating traffic patterns, monitoring and evaluating user feedback, perform data categorization, creating site maps, wireframes and interface functionality, structure and classify websites for easy information access and creating site structure for websites and web applications.

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

CRITICAL THINKING: Critical Thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally while understanding the logical connection between ideas in a reflective and independent thinking.

Does not take the time to consider all factors available before making a decision carefully.

Does not present ideas and points in a logical order or outline.

1

STRATEGIC PLANNING: Strategic Planning is organizational management activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations while guaranteeing that employees and other stakeholders are working towards common goals.

Considers the potential impact of the company's objectives on both revenues and expenses in order to prioritize and reflect them in future budgets

Involves experts who have experience with implementation and operations and ensures that the strategic plan is analyzed critically by them

2

WORK ATTITUDE: Work Attitude is one's feelings towards and beliefs about one's job and their behavior that can tell how it feels to be there.

Always looks frightening making the team fear and withhold their opinions

High rude to the coworkers and does not receive any remarks very well

1

EMOTION MANAGEMENT: Emotion Management is the ability to realize, readily accept and successfully control feelings on oneself and sometimes in others around you by being in complete authority over your thoughts and feelings that are generated whenever your values are touched.

Never mindful of others' emotions. Does not seem to care about frustrated, angry or distressed colleagues

Considers attending workshops or training on emotion control as a waste of precious time

1

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Emotional Intelligence is the capability to identify your emotions, understand what they are telling me and realize how the feelings are affecting you and the people around you.

Treats co-workers with respect and fairness, preserves their self-confidence and dignity, and shows regard for their opinions

Takes responsibility for one's own actions; apologizes quickly after hurting someone, walks away from arguments and forgives others rather than giving into feelings of resentment

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.

Finds meaning and passion behind the mission one is pursuing in order to stay focused

Finds an emotionally charged reason to commit and move through any pain, adversity, and apathy that arise as a result of the set goals

2

USING COMMON SENSE: Using Common Sense is the ability to see what is missing in a situation or a project and supplying it without necessarily being assigned or asked to do it.

Is not able to stand for own values in the face of criticism; often does what other people want but not what one thinks is right

Does not make any effort of learning new things in order to improve own common sense skills

1

ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING: Entrepreneurial Thinking is a mindset that allows embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement with an attitude of change.

Reacts emotionally to obstacles and challenges faced when executing ideas and does little to overcome them

Takes uncalculated risks and jumps blindly into action without considering the likelihood of failure

1

COMPUTER SKILLS: Computer Skills are the necessary computer working skills that each employee need to have while seeking to get admitted into the professional world.

Possesses little understanding about the basic steps of installing common operating systems

Lacks enough knowledge on how to create, use, and troubleshoot computer networks

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.

Demonstrates little knowledge about how complex systems and processes work

Slow at learning new technologies and makes little effort to remain updated with technology

1

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

CRITICAL THINKING:

How well do you research and gather facts and information before solving an issue?

Do you always try to inquire further, what could be the missing elements that could achieve a positive outcome?

[employee comments]
STRATEGIC PLANNING:

How does your current position affect the overall goals of your company? What have you done to improve your ability to set the company's goals?

What goals have you set for your career? What is your plan to achieve them?

[employee comments]
WORK ATTITUDE:

Are you focused on doing a thorough work on all tasks assigned without any complaint?

Are you emotionally stable or do you flare up in uncontrollable anger?

[employee comments]
EMOTION MANAGEMENT:

Are there instances, when a colleague has made you so angry, but you managed to remain calm and composed?

How do you react to frequent changes in job demands in the workplace?

[employee comments]
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE:

What is one thing that makes you frustrated or angry at work and what do you do when that happens?

Have you ever had a dispute with a colleague or client? What steps did you take to deal with the situation?

[employee comments]
PERSONAL COMMITMENT:

After setting your goals, how do you keep track of your progress? What do you do when you realize that you have done less than you expected?

Describe a project that was implemented because of your personal commitment. What was your role in the project?

[employee comments]
USING COMMON SENSE:

What have you done to improve your ability to use common sense at work?

When is the last time you apologized to a colleague? What had you done and why did you feel the need to do this?

[employee comments]
ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING:

Can you think of situations where you demonstrated a lot of determination despite facing obstacles and challenges?

Are you making any efforts to become more determined to take risks?

[employee comments]
COMPUTER SKILLS:

How often do you seek for assistance when faced with a challenge when using a computer service?

What efforts are you making to learn how to install different types of operating systems?

[employee comments]
TECHNICAL SKILLS:

What are you doing to improve your ability to troubleshoot and maintain basic devices and machines?

How often do you train others in your area of expertise and how often do you share your knowledge?

[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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