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

A content writer writes a wide variety of unique materials for blogs, social media, magazines, and websites. He/she also works with marketing teams to produce engaging content to market particular brands.

A person in this position does not need much education qualifications, but they must have a good command of language and a thing for writing. Other specific duties include researching ideas and facts that relate to the concept assigned by their client. He/she selects ideas that could be used to make creative pieces, which would meet the intended need, is mandated to write original content although informed by research and also manages the company's social media presence.

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

WRITING SKILLS: Written Communication involves the interaction that makes use of the written word with precision and logic making it the very common form of business communication.

Does not strive to have a good balance of both hard and simple words

Does not do any thorough counterchecking to rectify the various writing errors such as spelling mistakes.

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.

Demonstrates a good air of confidence and poise when articulating issues or expressing own feelings.

Follows the company culture strictly and inspires the same from his or her colleagues.

2

DELEGATION: Delegation is assigning responsibility or authority to another person a junior or subordinate to carry out specific activities while remaining accountable for the outcome.

Delegates too much at one time and does not give enough time for the person handling the task to complete it effectively

Does not take the time to match the skills of the person handling the task to the task that needs to be done thus ends up assigning the task to the wrong person

1

ENTHUSIASM: Enthusiasm is an intense enjoyment or a lively interest in a certain thing with a zest and a strong belief that can be felt by those around you.

Always has negative thoughts and is always looking at the glass as half empty

Takes flexi-time in the workplace for granted. Gets to work late and leaves early

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.

Seeks out positive colleagues and mentors when feeling down and avoids naysayers and jealous types who want to see one fail

Speaks assertively in order to get people to listen and deliver one's own ideas with conviction

2

CONCEPTUAL THINKING: Conceptual Thinking is the ability to recognize a situation or problem by identifying patterns or connections while addressing the underlying issues.

Redesigns various company's departments in order to meet long-term objectives

Anticipates, understands and acts upon the forces that will help improve one's working environment

2

PERSONAL DRIVE: Personal Drive is a combination of desire and energy in its simplest form directed at achieving a goal in whatever you have set your heart to accomplish.

Struggles to do tasks without close supervision or assistance from other employees and team members

Meets one's own goals but is reluctant to help other employees meet theirs and become more productive in the workplace

1

ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS: Organizational Skills is the ability to make use of time, energy and resources available in the most efficient manner to achieve their goal.

Often focuses on the small mistakes at work and misses out on the most important things that one needs to do

Regards taking breaks between tasks as a waste of time rather than as an opportunity to refresh own mind and get ready for the next task

1

QUALITY OF WORK: The quality of Work is the value of work or products produced by the employees as well as the work environment they are provided with.

Sets unrealistic goals for employees, which kills their energy and motivation to work on the goals

Delegates tasks to team members without considering their skills, strengths, or weaknesses

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.

Always lags behind others in working with new and complex systems

Does not understand the basics of coding and programming and is always unable to design simple programs

1

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

WRITING SKILLS:

How do you receive feedback and do you set yourself to apply the ones you feel are beneficial to your writing?

Do you take online courses to help yourself to improve your mastery in writing?

[employee comments]
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

How well do you work with those around you to ensure things are done?

How well do you receive instructions and follow them through to achieve the desired results?

[employee comments]
DELEGATION:

What are some of the techniques or methods you have used to ensure effective delegation?

How do you ensure that the person you assign a task has understood all the instructions?

[employee comments]
ENTHUSIASM:

Are there times you have not achieved something that you set out to do? How did you feel about that?

Is there a time when a task had to be completed, and you were able to focus your efforts and attention to get it done?

[employee comments]
SELF CONFIDENCE:

Is there a time you interjected a different side of an issue or a different point of view? How did you go about it?

Are there employees you consider more successful than you? How often do you have contact with them?

[employee comments]
CONCEPTUAL THINKING:

Can you describe a time you were able to identify underlying or key issues in a complex situation? How did you go about it?

Describe the steps and methods you have used to identify a vision for your department. What would you have done differently?

[employee comments]
PERSONAL DRIVE:

Describe how you demonstrate personal drive at work. What have you done to improve your personal drive?

Can you think of a time when the events or actions of a colleague adversely affected your personal drive? How did you cope with that?

[employee comments]
ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS:

How have your organizational skills helped you manage your tasks and achieve your goals?

Describe a time when you have missed an important commitment because you had not put it on schedule. What did you do?

[employee comments]
QUALITY OF WORK:

Describe the most challenging task you have handled. What made it challenging and what was the quality of work produced?

Speed is important to complete work when one is under pressure. How do you make sure to work fast and maintain accuracy at the same time when working on a tight deadline?

[employee comments]
TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Have you ever made suggestions that improved an existing technical system?

Have you ever failed to follow technical instructions when using a new system? What did you do to improve?

[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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