Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an inventory clerk.

An inventory clerk is responsible for compiling and maintaining records of materials, equipment, merchandise, stock, or supplies in a store of a company manually or using the computer. He/she ensures the record of goods supplied and the available stock tallies as well as monitoring any inconsistencies.

Other duties for an individual in this position include comparing office records with inventories. They also determine when there is a need for supply replenishment and also conducts a physical count to ascertain the inventories are in order. Lastly, he/she prepares reports including price lists, shortages, and inventory balance among others to facilitate effective inventory management.

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


Maintain the audience interested using body language, facial expression, and eye contact.

Tell stories that are relevant to the topic at hand or to the matter being discussed.

[employee comments goal]

Encourage group members always to work as a team in order to solve problems or accomplish goals

Provide group members with materials and tools necessary to make discussions run smoothly

[employee comments goal]

Analyze each plan to detect any area or kind of risk beforehand

Plan and assemble all that you will need to finish a project on time

[employee comments goal]

Be available to the coworkers, customers, and management and show concern

Change for the better when a complaint is raised by any colleague, manager or customer

[employee comments goal]

Turn barriers into possibilities and look at negative behaviors and attitudes as opportunities for change

Strive for excellence; exceed expectations by giving everything utmost best

[employee comments goal]

Start feeling more comfortable when making a decision and standing firm by it

Go to talks given by experts in one's field, attend industry meet-ups and take an online class in order to brush up or boost one's skills

[employee comments goal]

Learn new ways to deal with difficult situations or setbacks and continue to pursue one's personal goals despite the obstacles

Actively take part in suggesting new ideas to solve problems in the company, turn the ideas into actions, and actions into results

[employee comments goal]

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

Try new social activities in order to meet new people and learn how to use common sense to deal with them

[employee comments goal]

Identify what needs to be improved and what more the company should be doing in order to close gaps and open up new opportunities

Break down the long-range plan into smaller, manageable plans in order to make it easily achievable

[employee comments goal]

Take breaks between tasks in order to allow own mind to refresh and give oneself a productivity boost

Try and understand things that work best for oneself in order to feel happy and motivated to accomplish them

[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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