Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a data capture specialist.

A Data Capture Specialist has the primary responsibility of collecting data and accurately entering it in the database by typing or using any other data entry equipment. He /she is also required to process information from the captured data and provide reports.

Other duties include preparing source data by sorting and compiling information based on priorities; verifying data to make sure it is accurate by reviewing, reentering, correcting and deleting; preparing printing materials, reviewing and collecting information, checking for missing or incomplete data, identifying a member by searching the system using the member number or name, following the set procedures in data capturing as well as collecting and entering data to onboard new clients.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Develop a strategic approach to solving problems and following through with the strategy to the end.

Learn always to try to find alternative solutions to solving a particular problem.

[employee comments goal]

To always work in a very peaceful environment to ensure no distractions are entertained.

Always to gather data and information in a correct and appropriate manner.

[employee comments goal]

Choose to do your very best in the tasks given daily without fail

Be a source of joy to the other workers and customers

[employee comments goal]

Look for opportunities to change up one's routine at work in order to keep things fresh and feel more fun

Be punctual at work and learn to ask for a sick leave only when it is absolutely necessary

[employee comments goal]

Set clear boundaries between work and home; avoid answering work calls or replying work e-mails when one is having some time off work

Be smart about the three fundamentals of releasing stress; enough sleep, exercising few times a week and eating healthy

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to identify the expected projects or goals results without the need for management's input

Give priority to achieving results for the department or company but make sure that it does not conflict with own goals or agenda

[employee comments goal]

Dedicate more resources for supporting diversity and always communicate the value of diversity

Always assess whether the current procedures, practices, and policies are diverse and make changes where necessary

[employee comments goal]

Show more willingness to learn how to create, use, and troubleshoot computer networks

Learn how to install and update different types of computer operating systems

[employee comments goal]

Become more responsible and develop a positive attitude towards work

Learn how to transcribe documents, to type up manuscripts, and to input complex statistical data

[employee comments goal]

Show more willingness to learn how to work with new systems

Welcome chances to learn new skills and seek for more opportunities that enhance knowledge in existing skills

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


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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