Attendance & Punctuality: Sample Performance Review Phrases

Attendance and punctuality is one of the simplest things to rate an employee on if you have accurate time keeping records. Unfortunately, this is also one of the touchiest areas as many employees do not like discussing being late or dealing with lunch and other breaks properly. However, you can be sensitive and firm by using these sample performance review phrases for attendance and punctuality.

Like our training sample performance review phrases, we categorized these phrases into positive and negative. Positive sample performance appraisal phrases are for employees meeting or exceeding expectations, while negative sample performance review phrases are for unsatisfactory or failure to meet expectations employees.

Positive Attendance & Punctuality Sample Performance Phrases

Cara is one of our most reliable employees who arrives on-time and leaves on-time. Her break times are perfectly timed – she really sets the standard for attendance and punctuality on the team.

Jim arrives each day fully prepared to tackle his responsibilities.

Heather is reliable and does not have any attendance problems.

Bill always ensures his employees adhere to their lunch schedules and breaks.

Kevin meets all company standards for attendance and punctuality.

Julia begins each day refreshed and ready for any challenges she will face.

Greg’s attention to punctuality has paid off this year, he consistently arrives on time.

Jim starts meetings and ends them on time.

Jason schedules his time off well in advance.

Holly is conscientious of others when scheduling time off.

Joe is dependable and reliable.

Lilly is willing to put in long hours as necessary to get the job done.

Tim always meets his deadlines with his projects.

Jennifer is a very timely employee and is very trustworthy.

Kelly is very prompt at the start of each work day.

Bill manages his staff to a great attendance score. His staff is frequently among the top performers in the company for on-time arrivals.

Lenny demonstrates the secret to success is not who works the longest, but who works the smartest. With this said, Lenny is also one of our top employees for attendance and reliability.

We appreciate the way Kylie sets the standard for schedules on her team. Kylie is consistently on-time and runs a tight ship.

Bill adequately manages his schedule and works well with the schedule set for him during the week.

Phil is very strict about time keeping and his employees respect him. He manages to keep his employees on task and on schedule.

Jim works his assigned schedule without complaint.

Harry schedules meeting with appropriate advance notice and maintains a good schedule while at work.

Lyle manages a tough schedule with his staff, yet always maintain adequate staffing levels.

Paul is a reliable performer and maintains a good schedule.

We have had no issues with Timothy’s schedule – he has good attendance and does not deviate from the standard attendance policy.

Negative Sample Attendance & Punctuality Performance Review Phrases

Harry is continually late for work and should improve this area by focusing on showing up on time each day.

George fails to show up to work on time and keep a normal work schedule.

Tim is often takes extended lunches and does not make up the added time in his work schedule.

Bill frequently leads meetings which run beyond their allotted times. Bill should improve this by keeping his meetings to their prescribed time.

Doug consistently takes longer breaks than permitted.

Roger takes too many personal phone calls during the day.

Trina took several more personal days than permitted and was frequently not here when needed.

Jim frequently provides excuses for his late arrival times, yet does not account for things such as heavy traffic in his travel time.

Bill does not show up on time in the morning and then leaves at his normally scheduled exit time. Bill needs to improve his work schedule.

Jennifer often runs behind schedule throughout a typical work day causing meetings to start late which affects others’ schedules. She needs to get her schedule in order to help her coworkers.

Ryan is often tardy for work and despite repeated warnings, does not respect the attendance policy.

For most of the year, Jim has had excellent attendance. Over the last several months, he is frequently absent or late for work. Jim should improve his reliability.

For the most part, Paul has been good with his schedule. However, during the summer months, Paul frequently leaves early or takes a half day of unscheduled time off on Friday. This provides a bad impression for his coworkers and employees.

During the winter months, Tim frequently arrives late and does not adequately take weather and traffic into account for his schedule.

Most of the time, Kyle is a reliable employee with his schedule. We occasionally have an issue, though, and Kyle should continue to improve his punctuality.

Arriving on time for work is great. Taking 20 minutes each morning to make coffee and talk about the previous night’s partying is not. Harry needs to be ready to work, at his desk, on time each day.

Though Bill is at work a lot, he is not ready to work all the time. He is frequently visiting with other people early in the morning, after lunch, and before the end of the work day. This interrupts others, reduces productivity, and affects other people on Bill’s team.

Being late for work affects those employees whose shifts are ending. Paul shows disrespect for other employees by continually showing up late.

Though Jim shows up on time he morning, he is very sluggish and doesn’t actually start working for some time each morning. We recommend he improve in this area and start work immediately upon arriving.

Greg has a leisurely attitude when it comes to attendance. This has a negative effect on his fellow employees.

Timothy works the appropriate schedule, but his “off-site breaks” affects co-workers as he is frequently late returning from break.

Holly is a very good with punctuality, but her staff is not. She needs to better manage the team to company-required schedules.

Frankly, Peter has a ghastly view of on-time attendance. I do not remember a day when he has shown up on time, ready to work.

Bill’s shoddy attendance record must improve in the next 90 days or he will be terminated under the company’s attendance policy.

Ben is such a quality worker, but unfortunately his punctuality is abysmal. This one area is dragging down Ben’s review and must be improved.

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