The following titles can help supervisors prepare for and write better performance evaluations. There are several titles that offer different phrases and specific language to describe an employee's performance, especially useful when evaluating long-term employees.

Effective Phrases for Performance Appraisals - 13th edition    NEW

by James E. Neal Jr.
lists of effective phrases that can be used to describe over 70 different performance factors, including accuracy, communication skills, creativity, initiative, motivation, quality, time management, and more

2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews

by Paul Falcone
ready to use words and phrases that describe a wide range of job performance factors, including a section of phrases for specific jobs

Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews (2nd edition)

by Douglas Max and Robert Bacal
includes an overview of how to write a review and lists phrases in categories to describe Outstanding, Exceeds Expectations, Meets Expectations, Needs Impprovement and Unacceptable performance

Perfect Phrases for Managers and Supervisors (2nd edition)

by Meryle Runion
includes an overview of managing a diverse workforce, and phrases organized in topics such as setting the tone, improving communication, delegation, goal setting  and addressing performance problems

Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals (2nd edition)

by Douglas Max and Robert Bacal
language and phrases for helping an employee set detailed and measurable goals organized by job function and includes strategies for using the goal setting process throughout the year

When writing about and describing performance problems, these additional titles offer more ideas and suggestions for describing and addressing difficult situations.

Solving Employee Performance Problems

by Anne Bruce, Brenda Hampel and Erika Lamont
provides ideas for evaluating employee performance, catching problems early and includes sample conversations with employees

101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager's Guide to Addressing Performance, Conduct, and Discipline Challenges

by Paul Falcone
provides ideas and strategies for addressing performance problems, including poor work habits, inappropriate behaviors, and other uncomfortable workplace situations

101 Sample Write-ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems (2nd edition)

by Paul Falcone
provides examples of how to describe performance problems so that they can be discussed during a review, and includes a CD with sample write-ups

Perfect Phrases for Documenting Employee Performance Problems

by Anne Bruce
words and phrases that can be used to accurately describe performance problems