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

A computer systems consultant advises organizations on the best way to use computer systems and information technology to achieve their set goals; designs the computer systems and communication networks of an organization as well as providing advice about the security, expansion, and quality assurance of the computer systems. He/she also develops policies and procedures of the information systems.

Other duties include assisting the organization in selecting the computer systems; creating computer networks; preparing user manuals; performing software programming; training users on how to use upgraded or newly installed systems; recommend and design security features for a network or computer system; design websites and establish a database for the company.

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


Show willingness to learn from other speakers and the new ways of doing public speaking.

Show more enthusiasm and a good sense of humor during my speech so that the audience can be more glued.

[employee comments goal]

Look at things in different perspectives and angles and to develop alternative options.

Get first to understand what the problem really is before starting to solve it.

[employee comments goal]

Search for data that sheds some light on the issue at hand and ask for help to evaluate the objectivity and completeness of the data

Get clear on the situation that calls for a decision and make sure that everyone involved is clear about its current form

[employee comments goal]

Allow others to speak their mind without feeling of anger rising inside

Respect everyone ? customers, coworkers, and management for a swift-working place

[employee comments goal]

Find ways to manage and release stress outside of work through talking to friends, exercises, meditation and other hobbies

Brainstorm solutions or alternatives to disappointments/frustrations rather than acting out or complaining

[employee comments goal]

Do careful research on own ideas and those of one's competitors in order to make sure that any claims one makes can be verified

Understand the needs and concerns of the person one is persuading and put own points across clearly and concisely

[employee comments goal]

Evaluate the resources one have that could be used to solve the situation and test their effectiveness

Analyze the importance of data one has collected about the problem and look for links and relationships in order to understand the overall situation

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in following up on all meetings and documenting all the responsibilities and tasks delegated to participants

Take full responsibility in guiding all meetings to ensure participants remain focused throughout

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to troubleshoot basic computer hardware problems and know the basic hardware components

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

[employee comments goal]

Show more interest to understand how complex systems and processes work

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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