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

A business manager oversees and supervises all company activities and that of the company employees. He or she will be tasked with ensuring that the employees undertake their assigned roles and responsibilities in line with the company's vision and overall goals and objectives. They will in most cases report to the senior management team.

Besides that major primary role, he/she will also get to perform the following assigned roles; Conduct training to all company employees, undertake performance evaluation reviews, preparing and presenting reports to the management, formulating business strategies, ensuring that resources needed by the employees are available and undertaking disciplinary actions on errant employees.

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

PUBLIC SPEAKING: Public Speaking though closely related to presenting differs in that it is the process of performing a speech before a live audience with the purpose of informing, persuading or entertaining.

Not willing to improve the public speaking skills and learn new ways.

Engages the audience less and hence the talk does not yield the desired impact.

1

INSPIRING OTHERS: Inspiring is encouraging one to be their best in contributing to the vision of an organization where they are placed and entrusted to work.

Shows other employees how to overcome or deal with their weaknesses in order to help them grow professionally and emotionally

Expands one's horizons further than before while thinking about the impact one's actions will have on those around

2

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.

Lacks a universal understanding of what a strategy is and how it differs from other planning terms such as mission, vision, etc.

Develops a plan without aligning it with the budget thus makes it hard to transform the plan into action

1

COMPETITIVENESS: Competitiveness is the skill of being able to compete as a team or a company with other enterprises in the same line of entrepreneurship and emerging as the winner.

Appears disinterested in assisting colleagues who are struggling to improve their professional skills

Does not practice leadership skills even when presented with an opportunity to do so

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.

Suggests ways to prevent negative emotional effects and ways to address or minimize emotional issues when they occur

Sets aside time each day to be with friends and family in order to have a chance to share and open up

2

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.

Addresses issues in a professional, constructive way, and persuades others to approach issues in the same manner

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.

Gives up every time one messes up and loses the energy to remain focused on one's goals

Works without a specific plan or schedule thus loses track on what should be done and when it should be done

1

MANAGING DETAILS: Managing Details is the skill of paying close attention to details of every element of your job performance to ensure nothing is overlooked.

Gets lost in the various details present in a project or task and ultimately loses focus on the actual project or task

Jumps into conclusions instead of taking the time to dig into the situation at hand and find out the root cause

1

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.

Does not collaborate with other managers or clients in order to understand the project goals; does not ask questions about deadlines

Does not take ownership of the project; shows the unwillingness to commit or see the project through to successful completion

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

Does little to execute ideas and never bothers to seek advice on untested ideas

1

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

PUBLIC SPEAKING:

What will you consider your worst performed speech and how did the audience rate it?

Do you listen to other speakers and what have you learned so far?

[employee comments]
INSPIRING OTHERS:

What are some of the things you have done in the past to improve your ability to inspire others at work?

Is there a time when you have had difficulties getting a colleague to accept your advice? What was your approach?

[employee comments]
STRATEGIC PLANNING:

If you were assigned a new project, what are the steps you would take to get the project moving and on track?

Can you describe the techniques or methods that you have used to develop a strategic plan for your company or department?

[employee comments]
COMPETITIVENESS:

What is one thing you would like to improve about yourself in order to be more competitive at work?

Mention a time you made an intentional effort to get to know someone from another culture. What was the result?

[employee comments]
EMOTION MANAGEMENT:

Can you give an example of a situation where there was tension in the workplace, but you were able to maintain composure?

Is there a time a company policy hurt employees and you had to mitigate the negative consequences to employees?

[employee comments]
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE:

Describe a time when you received feedback on your performance, and you had to disagree with it. How did you handle the situation?

Can you describe a time when understanding your colleague's perspective helped you resolve an issue or accomplish a task?

[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?

What is one thing you have done in the past that has demonstrated your willingness to work hard?

[employee comments]
MANAGING DETAILS:

How do you manage distractions at work? Describe a time when a project or task you were working on faced a major distraction

How do you organize your tasks to know which one comes first and what follows next? What tools, if any, have you used?

[employee comments]
PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

What stress management techniques and problem resolution models have you used while managing a project? Illustrate your answer with a real life example

In your opinion, what do you think is the most important quality of a project manager? Explain you answer

[employee comments]
ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING:

What efforts are you making to become more involved with the community that supports your venture?

What efforts are you making to stay ahead of your competitors and learn from them?

[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: