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Effective Words to Use in a Workplace Performance Appraisal

Part of the Performance Appraisals & Phrases For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As you appraise an employee’s performance, you can pack a powerful punch if you use certain key words. Here are the most effective words you can use in a variety of job performance appraisal categories:

  • Quality and quantity of work: accuracy, thoroughness, productivity, and goal attainment

  • Communication and interpersonal skills: teamwork, cooperation, listening, persuasion, and empathy

  • Planning, administration, and organization: goal setting, prioritizing, and profit orientation

  • Leadership: accessibility, responsiveness, decisiveness, collaboration, and delegating

  • Job knowledge and expertise: knowledge base, training, mentoring, modeling, and researching

  • Attitude: dedication, loyalty, reliability, flexibility, initiative, energy, and volunteering

  • Ethics: diversity, sustainability, honesty, integrity, fairness, and professionalism

  • Creative thinking: innovation, receptiveness, problem solving, and originality

  • Self-development and growth: learning, education, advancement, skill building, and career planning

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Performance Appraisals & Phrases For Dummies Cheat Sheet


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