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

A cytotechnologist examines human cells using a microscope to detect abnormalities and diseases such as cancer, pre-cancerous cells, or infectious agents. He/she uses the findings to diagnose and treat the diseases.

Other duties include preparing slides for testing, applying staining techniques to cell samples to prepare them for testing, receiving the samples for testing, interpreting specimens, writing a report of the findings, providing patient's microscopic findings to aid in the preparing of pathology reports by the pathologist, verifying the information of the patients and specimens, ensuring that the laboratory operations are effective by observing standards in the collection and preparation of specimen as well as ensuring laboratory safety.

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


Share one's knowledge and skills with colleagues and devise simple solutions to help them achieve their goals or perform tasks

Create new business contacts that can offer assistance in future or form new business links

[employee comments goal]

Set goals that are challenging the employees and provide the required support as well

Capitalize on moments that opportunities to build trust present themselves

[employee comments goal]

Actively seek to build and enhance a solid working relationship among the workforce and staff

Demonstrate knowledge and ability to handle the projects distributed to employees

[employee comments goal]

Open up ways for offering help and support to colleagues by telling them if they need anything they can ask

Spend more time reading books and blogs that explain how to be more empathetic at work and in the community in order to make improvements

[employee comments goal]

Be a team player; contribute one's own strengths and support other employees' weaknesses, to ensure a strong, winning dynamic

Take the initiative to meet the needs at hand rather than wait to be told what to do

[employee comments goal]

Surround oneself with people who have already achieved what one wants to achieve in order to increase one's speed of learning

Break longer tasks into smaller, more manageable ones in order to not get overwhelmed at the thought of a long task

[employee comments goal]

Set goals that are realistic and exciting in order to feel motivated to achieve them

Set consistent goals for team members with the same responsibilities and refrain from framing goals as a competition among team members

[employee comments goal]

Encourage others to appreciate and experience different ways of doing things

Participate in celebrations and events that feature people with different cultures

[employee comments goal]

Learn to summarize information and always explain the motives, aims, results, and conclusions of a research

Adopts technologies that assist in getting solutions and search for different approaches to a situation or problem

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in learning how to work with graphical information and graphical software

Encourage others to think out of the box when coming up with a solution to solve a problem

[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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