Though the contents of an employee evaluation form may change between companies and roles, most include multiple sections that grade the employee on factors such as attendance, adherence to company policy, initiative, skill and effectiveness in the role. Some forms may also rate the employees creativity and interactions with other employees, as well as a section on specific areas on which to improve.
An employee evaluation form allows supervisors to understand how well an employee is doing in a specific position with a uniform structure, which allows both parties to understand the nature of the review and make actionable changes accordingly. The forms often begin with a clerical section for the manager to write in her name and position as well as the name and position of the employee, the date of the review and any other relevant facts. Most forms proceed to include multiple sections that cover general performance criteria, something with a quantitative ranking system.
These sections typically focus on how well the employee performs in daily activities, such as showing up to work on time, following company policy on interacting with customers or failing to turn in certain reports. This allows the supervisor to create a baseline rating for the employee's actions, which she can compare to other employees easily. The forms also contain areas to write in specific observations or feedback, frequently on more detailed aspects of the job.