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

A clinical trial manager is tasked with the responsibility of managing clinical trial through implementing useful and effective strategies. He/she is in charge of reviewing trials results by following through all the acceptable clinical standard procedures. They also get to interact with clinical staff to find out how they are managing the clinical strategies.

Other tasks that are undertaken by the clinical managers include; mentoring junior staff members in following clinical procedures, prepare clinical manuals, present clinical reports in conferences, assist with budget preparations, review data collection policies, assist in clinical research projects and overseeing assessments such as screening and testing procedures within the clinic.

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


Learn to use fewer words to say or explain our points or views to avoid making the audience bored.

Stimulate conversations by asking open-ended questions and encourage others to continue taking.

[employee comments goal]

Expect obstacles and resistance along the way in accomplishing one's goals in order to be less discouraged when they happen

Find an accountability partner that will regularly check in on one's progress and help one keep a commitment

[employee comments goal]

Build employees' self-esteem through rewards and recognition or by giving them new responsibilities in order to increase their investment in the company

Look for opportunities to deliver constructive feedback to other employees in order to improve their performance

[employee comments goal]

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

Recognize individual needs and skills when delegating tasks to the workers

[employee comments goal]

Communicate effectively to pass the right information to all workmates

Attend more training sessions organized by the company to gather more knowledge

[employee comments goal]

Think creatively and outside job descriptions in order to explore different avenues as a way of embracing change

Become more flexible and work with other employees and team members who may have problems meeting deadlines

[employee comments goal]

Ask customers and colleagues about their interactions with a given employee in order to get a picture of how that employee behaves

Use video surveillance to ensure that the employees are productive and that they are not violating the company policies

[employee comments goal]

Pay special attention to new trends and implement change towards them

Develop effective strategies of surveying what customers want and put more effort into making it readily available

[employee comments goal]

Encourage tolerance between individuals and groups with different cultural practices and beliefs

Put extra effort in understanding people with different cultural backgrounds and provide a cohesive environment for everyone

[employee comments goal]

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

Learn more about reliable data collection techniques and make an effort to collect the right information

[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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