performance reviews and evaluations

Download this free sample employee evaluation form to use when conducting performance reviews to inform employees about the quality of their work, identify areas needing improvement, and set goals for performance.

Specific areas of performance highlighted in the sample employee evaluation form include: 

  • Quality of work
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Dependability
  • Communication skills
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Initiative and flexibility
  • Teamwork
  • Job knowledge
  • Training and development

Performance records can provide important documentation in the event a disciplinary action, termination, or other adverse personnel decision becomes necessary. Be careful that your review process and measurements of performance treat employees equitably, and avoid any statements or actions that could be construed as discriminatory.

Note: This sample employee evaluation form is for general reference purposes only and should be adapted for use depending on your company's needs. If you have any questions or concerns regarding employee performance evaluations, please consult with a knowledgeable employment law attorney.