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

A personnel specialist has the primary role of providing detailed and accurate consultation on policies and regulations that pertain to human resource programs of an organization whether routine or complex activities. He or she gets to perform related human resource activities that revolve around employees? benefits and compensation plans and their general well-being.

Besides that major role, he/she will also undertake the following roles; advice appropriately on ways to improve employee workforce output, develop and maintain data and information for all human resource activities, ensure that all employees are paid in accordance with the company's and government policies, handling and resolving any human resource conflicts that might arise and offering advice on highly sensitive and complex human resource issues.

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.

Improve on my listening skills and to pay attention to what the audience wants.

[employee comments goal]

Make sure that every employee is aware of the big picture and how each one of them can contribute well

Protect oneself from stress through relaxation, exercise, diet, meditation or any other healthy lifestyle habits

[employee comments goal]

Embrace teamwork and delegate responsibility to individuals in order to make them accountable for execution

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

[employee comments goal]

Do not allow jealousy to have its way at the workplace

Desire to always work to the very best of your ability

[employee comments goal]

Feel free to express feelings and desires and encourage others to do the same

Learn new ways to handle stress and stop feeling threatened or victimized when things don't go as expected

[employee comments goal]

Learn to appreciate emotions and avoid excessive criticism of situations

Learn to step away from extreme emotions of distress to allow time to calm down

[employee comments goal]

Learn to make promises and keep them in order to avoid losing one's own credibility, dependability, and integrity

Show willingness to lend a hand on occasion, share one's knowledge and expertise with others and work together for the good of the company

[employee comments goal]

Lead by example; show others how to be open, thoughtful, and nonjudgmental in all situations

Learn how to anticipate problems and deal with them before they happen in order to avoid panic and frustrations in the future when they do happen

[employee comments goal]

Improve listening skills, pay more attention to speakers and maintain eye contact

Demonstrate politeness and confidence at all times and become more approachable

[employee comments goal]

Avoid falling prey to naysayers and believe in the business venture

Survey customers and prospects and put more effort in offering them personalized attention

[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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