Praise for success may include statements such as "exceeded all objectives," and an opportunities for growth may include statements such as "met most, but not all, objectives." Positive feedback includes descriptive phrases, including "consistently hardworking," or "goal-oriented employee." Employee evaluations typically document successes and opportunities for growth.
Avoiding sounding insincere or too critical requires using language that describes actions, such as "demonstrates," "communicates," "exhibits" and "excels." The employee evaluation may highlight work quality, job expertise, attitude and ethics. Words that reflect such qualities include "productivity," "dedication," "initiative," "integrity" and "professionalism."
For the employee who consistently achieves high levels of performance, it may be appropriate to refer to past evaluations. Such evaluations may include concise notations that illuminate successes.