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What is an Employee Evaluation Form?

An Employee Evaluation Form helps employers keep track of performance evaluations, and they can provide meaningful documentation for how employees can improve and grow in their careers. Evaluations typically cover various aspects of job performance such as quality of work, timeliness, creativity and communications skills. Evaluations are typically scheduled on a regular schedule, such as once per quarter or once per year. Employee evaluations present businesses with the opportunity to regularly check in with employees within the parameters of a formal feedback process.

How do I fill out an Employee Evaluation Form?

Rocket Lawyer's free Employee Evaluation Form is easy to fill out. As part of the step-by-step process to make the document, you will be prompted to rate the employee's professional traits and you'll have the opportunity to write in longer comments.

How do you create an evaluation?

Rocket Lawyer's free Employee Evaluation Form is a customizable template to help you produce a comprehensive review based on the factors deemed important by your business. Simply input the characteristics that you wish to evaluate and once you're finished, you can save, download, print, and sign your completed Employee Evaluation Form.

When to use an Employee Evaluation Form:

  • You want to perform employee evaluations and need a customizable template to help you create a comprehensive review.

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NAME:  

 

DEPARTMENT:

 

JOB TITLE:

 

DATE OF LAST EVALUATION:

 

PERIOD OF PRESENT EVALUATION: through

 

TYPE OF EVALUATION:

 

1. ATTITUDE:

 

(a) The extent to which the employee demonstrates a willingness to fulfill position requirements and assigned tasks.

 

RATING: Excellent Good SatisfactoryFairUnsatisfactory

COMMENTS:

 

(b) The extent to which the employee takes appropriate corrective action in response to constructive criticism by supervisor.

 

RATING: Excellent Good SatisfactoryFairUnsatisfactory

COMMENTS:

 

2. PLANNING AND SCHEDULING: 

 

The extent to which the employee plans and schedules work for the accomplishment of objectives.

 

RATING: Excellent Good SatisfactoryFairUnsatisfactory

COMMENTS:  

 

3. PRODUCTIVITY:

 

The level of output attained by the employee as compared to the standard established for the assigned tasks.

 

RATING: Excellent Good SatisfactoryFairUnsatisfactory

COMMENTS:  

 

4. QUALITY OF WORK:

 

The degree to which the employee produces work that is accurate, comprehensive and effectively communicated.

 

RATING: Excellent Good SatisfactoryFairUnsatisfactory

COMMENTS:  

 

5. TIMELINESS:

 

The extent to which the employee completes assigned tasks within the allotted time.

 

RATING: Excellent Good SatisfactoryFairUnsatisfactory

COMMENTS:  

 

6. JUDGMENT:

 

The extent to which the employee utilizes job knowledge and sound reasoning to analyze situations, resolve problems and reach decisions.

 

RATING: Excellent Good SatisfactoryFairUnsatisfactory

COMMENTS:

 

7. INITIATIVE:

 

The extent to which the employee is self-motivated; takes appropriate action on work related issues without being prompted.

 

RATING: Excellent Good SatisfactoryFairUnsatisfactory

COMMENTS:  

 

8. COMMUNICATION:

 

The extent to which the employee communicates effectively and accurately with peers, supervisors and other business contacts. Consider written and verbal communications.

 

RATING: Excellent Good SatisfactoryFairUnsatisfactory

COMMENT:

 

9. COOPERATION:  

 

The extent to which the employee cooperates and works harmoniously with peers, supervisors and other business contacts.

 

RATING: Excellent Good SatisfactoryFairUnsatisfactory

COMMENTS:  

 

10. CREATIVE THINKING:  

 

The extent to which the employee thinks creatively and finds innovative ways to accomplish tasks or generate new ideas.

 

RATING: Excellent Good SatisfactoryFairUnsatisfactory

COMMENTS:  

 

11. PUNCTUALITY AND ATTENDANCE:

 

PUNCTUALITY:

 

Acceptable  Unacceptable

 

DAYS LATE:

COMMENTS:  

 

ATTENDANCE:

 

Acceptable  Unacceptable

 

DAYS ABSENT:

COMMENTS:  

 

12. TRAINING AND EVALUATION:  

 

 

 

13. COMMUNICATION AND EXECUTION OF GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 

 

 

 

14. LEADERSHIP QUALITIES:

 

 

 

15. PERSONNEL UTILIZATION: 

 

 

 

 16. COMPANY POLICIES:  

 

 

 

MAJOR ACTIVITIES/OBJECTIVES: 

 

 

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:  

 

 

OVERALL PERFORMANCE:

 

 

 

RATING: Excellent Good SatisfactoryFairUnsatisfactory

 

PROGRESS SINCE LAST EVALUATION:  

 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT:  

 

SIGNATURES 

 

 

 

By:   Date:  

By:   Date:  

 

 

 

By:   Date:  

 

 

(The employee's signature is only an acknowledgment that the evaluation has been completed, examined and discussed in detail and is not to be construed as an agreement with the evaluation.)

 

COMMENTS: ____________________________________________________________

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Final Checklist for Employee Evaluation

 

 

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___Everyone gets a copy. Both the employee and the company should receive a copy of the signed document. If you sign this evaluation online a copy will be securely stored in your account. You can share your document from your account.

 

 

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Employee Evaluation Form FAQs

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  • How do I fill out an Employee Evaluation Form?

    Rocket Lawyer's free Employee Evaluation Form is easy to fill out. As part of the step-by-step process to make the document, you will be prompted to rate the employee's professional traits and you'll have the opportunity to write in longer comments.

  • How do you create an evaluation?

    Rocket Lawyer's free Employee Evaluation Form is a customizable template to help you produce a comprehensive review based on the factors deemed important by your business. Simply input the characteristics that you wish to evaluate and once you're finished, you can save, download, print, and sign your completed Employee Evaluation Form.

  • What do you write in a performance evaluation?

    Our template covers many topics that you can include in your employee review. You can even easily make customized forms per job title. Our Employee Evaluation Forms allow you to rate and comment on all of the following topics:

    • Attitude
    • Planning and scheduling
    • Quality of work
    • Timeliness
    • Judgment
    • Initiative
    • Communication
    • Cooperation
    • Creative thinking
    • Punctuality and attendance
    • Training and evaluation
    • Communication and execution of goals and objectives
    • Leadership qualities
    • Personnel utilization
    • Company policies

    At the end of the document you can cover additional topics including those that relate to performance, goals, and how progress will be tracked, using these sections:

    • Major activities and objectives
    • Accomplishments
    • Progress
    • Recommendations

    Remember that employee evaluations present an opportunity to ensure that employees are on the path that best serves the business. You can and should use the meeting as a chance to course correct, if necessary, or to celebrate your employee's efforts on behalf of the team.

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