Commitment to the Job: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.

Commitment to the Job is the feeling of responsibility that a person has towards a mission and goals of an organization.

Commitment to the Job: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Observes punctuality at all times and is always at the right place at the right time
  • Uses critical thinking to analyze one's performance and asks for constructive criticism from qualified colleagues in order to know one's strengths and weaknesses
  • Expresses frequent appreciation of one's team and does not gossip about colleagues or clients
  • Believes in the company's ultimate vision and is willing to push through brief rough patches in order to achieve goals
  • Leaves personal life behind once one crosses the working threshold in order to concentrate or put all attention on work
  • Is open and honest and expresses any criticism in a way that shows respect and dignity to others
  • Takes pride in one's work and strives to deliver the best possible results
  • Actively seeks new ways to improve one's work and generates ideas that streamline processes and increase productivity
  • Has speedy and effective resolution of customers' issues and complaints and often tracks customers' satisfaction
  • Shows high attendance and low absenteeism at work, functions, and meetings

Commitment to the Job: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Comes in early and stays late in order to complete a project or task on time
  • Sets an example for employees who don't have the experience or confidence to go through the challenging times and hold out for the rewards of success
  • Shows eagerness to promote the company's products and services to customers in order to make the customers feel part of the company's long-term success
  • Constantly shares best practices and industry trends that help a company create outsized incomes
  • Avoids wasting time; quickly finds another way to be productive even after finishing a big project
  • Anticipates company's needs and possible problems, and comes up with suggestions to address those needs
  • Trains and takes online courses in order to improve one's own skills in a way that best serves the company
  • Is encouraging, empowering and helpful and focuses on maintaining a harmonious and happy office environment
  • Takes initiative to complete tasks and does not need to be reminded what is next on the agenda
  • Abides by company's policies, rules, and procedures and helps ensure other colleagues do the same

Commitment to the Job: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Shows disinterest in contributing innovative or creative ideas and is reluctant to find more effective ways to perform tasks
  • Does not observe punctuality; is frequently late to work and does not attend meetings when expected
  • Shows increase in absenteeism, medical leaves, sick days and short-term disability
  • Is not willing to fulfill or exceed customer service expectation
  • Has trouble connecting with other employees and does not participate in departmental functions or activities
  • Shows unwillingness to express one's ideas, take risks or accept new challenges
  • Does not speak up even when one knows things are not being dealt with directly and honestly
  • Often meets missed commitments and deadlines with explanations, finger-pointing, rationalizations and excuses
  • Seems unwilling to learn new things or expand one's career
  • Must be put under supervision in order to complete a task

Commitment to the Job: Self Evaluation Questions

  • Can you give an example of a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty to have a task accomplished?
  • Are there instances in which you anticipated problems, and you were able to suggest solutions and influence a new direction?
  • Can you describe a situation when you demonstrated initiative and took action without waiting for directions? Were you happy with the outcome?
  • Are there times you have come in early or stayed late in order to meet a deadline?
  • What are some of the things that get you dedicated and devoted to your work?
  • Is there a time you were able to provide your own motivation even though you were working alone? How did you motivate yourself?
  • Can you describe a situation where you had to be very persistent or dedicated in order to achieve goals?
  • What has been your major work-related setback? What happened and how did you manage to keep moving forward?
  • Have you ever been in a situation where you had to lead a group of colleagues? How did you handle it?
  • Have you ever been overloaded with work? How do you manage your work so that it gets done on time?

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