Your Cheat Sheet to Effective Performance Review Phrases – Part 2

Overall performance review phrases examples for positive results -  SkillPacks


Employees with good communication skills

  • I can tell the way you talk to me and others that you have think about what you say before you say it.
  • I have witnessed your social ability to be able to confidently and thoughtfully converse with coworkers regardless of their age, status or gender.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to be able to help people lower their guard while in a conversation surrounding work.
  • You have great listening and interpersonal skills and are good at responding accordingly.
  • Stress can be detrimental to both the workplace, and the job on hand. A quality of yours, that is appreciated by the management team, is your ability to diffuse situations through conversations and not add additional stress.
  • I’ve noticed that your bubbly and friendly nature consistently adds happiness to a sometimes stressful environment. You have a way of making your workmates feel relaxed and comfortable.
  • You always have a good read on situations and adopt the tone needed for the specific moment.
  • You have a talented way of explaining and simplifying complex ideas.
  • You display an ability of open-mindedness that allows you to listen and learn from others’ opinions, even if you may think you already have had the solution to the problem.

Employees who are good at goal setting

  • One of your strengths is evaluating the work you have, and how you can deliver that work to the best of your ability by setting goals
  • I’ve witnessed you making thorough plans and goals, before diving into a task. This is a very responsible and mature quality that helps productivity and quality of work in the long run.
  • The goals that you set aren’t lofty and unachievable, they’re well thought out and realistic.
  • The goals that you set for yourself allow you to take accountability for the work you have and haven’t completed and help you set a timeline for when things can realistically be achieved.
  • You take the time to build comprehensive plans that can be flexible should a problem or situation arise
  • Your planning work demonstrates your impressive strategic abilities, a quality that’s extremely desirable in this line of work.

Employees who work well with other team members

  • Your considerable nature has shown that you always have time to help a fellow team mate, a quality that helps the business thrive together.
  • You always encourage others to add their thoughts and ideas into a conversation. This creates combined brainpower and helps with workshopping an idea and coming up with the best strategy possible.
  • I’ve noticed your compassion in the sense that you will always notice when a teammate is struggling and you will reach out to help them regain their confidence and get back on track. This is a great quality to have when working in a team environment.
  • When the team is faced with a tough and stressful situation, you’re the person they turn to workshop and talk out ideas. This is a quality that leaders need to encompass to succeed. This warrants promotional consideration.
  • Your main goal is to always help the group succeed, not for you to simply achieve personal gain. This is the best strategy for the company to succeed in unison.
  • I’ve noticed that even when a task seems dismal, you’ll always put your hand on and take on the task in an effort to help the team as a whole.

Employees who don’t work well with co-workers

  • When things go wrong I’ve noticed that you haven’t taken accountability and will shift the blame. Even if the crux of the problem was someone else’s doing, do you think that things can partially be your fault, too?
  • I’ve noticed you speaking to co-workers in a condescending and rude manner. This is not accepted in our work place, if you believe that a co-worker has dropped the ball in a team situation you need to communicate this with them maturely.
  • When a team project is completely successful and to high standard, you’ll often jump up and take the credit without speaking of the roles your team members played. When a project is done in a team, there are a lot of moving parts and credit should be shared together.
  • I understand that you may feel as though a job can only be done properly when it’s done completely by you. However, a good quality of leadership and team work is having the trust in team mates to allow them to bring their opinions and skills to the table, too.

Employees who seem to have bad attitude

  • A negative employee can bring bad morale to a work place. I’ve noticed that you tend to point out negatives when they arise, but you don’t focus on the positives when good things happened. Do you think you’re capable of having a more positive attitude in the future?
  • Gossiping is not tolerated in our work place. On multiple occasions, I’ve caught wind of gossiping happening in the workplace and it’s been linked to you before. Can you explain why this is?
  • Arriving frequently late to work shows disrespect to your fellow workmates, as well as the management team. When you are at work you are an employee of the company and we expect you to abide by our rules.
  • Using your phone for non related purposes during working hours is not allowed. Not only does it distract you from the work you need to complete, but it’s also an act of disrespect. Important phone calls or quick messages are allowed within reason, however recreational use of your phone will not be tolerated.
  • Our IT records show that you use your work computer for recreational purposes like social media and online shopping. This shows a lack of respect and is not tolerated within our organisation. Please refrain from using your computer for recreational purposes unless it’s within your break time.
  • Team meetings are set ahead of time and every attendee is expected to arrive before the meeting start. Entering meetings late demonstrates a lack of respect and wastes others time.

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