PerformYard includes a number of different types of questions that you can add to your reviews. For each question type, you can add primary question text and then optional question subtext; some questions then have additional options or parameters required. For each question type shown below, you will see the input option(s) as well as the result as it appears in a review.


Instructions are actually not questions at all, but allow you to create sections and provide guidance to those employees completing a form.

Setting up Instructions

Instructions in practice

Long Answer

The most open-ended question type, long answer provides text boxes where employees can write detailed answers.

Setting up Long Answer

Long Answer in practice

Multiple Line Answer
These are bulleted lists where employees can add as many or as few bullets as they want.

Setting up Multiple Line

Multiple Line in practice

These are questions seeking an answer in the form of a number only; includes options for min/max and to allow decimals/integers.

Setting up Numeric

Numeric in practice

For these questions, respondents select a date using a calendar function.

Setting up Date

Date in practice

Multiple Choice
These are questions where employees can select one from a pre-defined list of choices; you may include a maximum of 20 answer choices.

Setting up Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice in practice

Rating Scale
These questions allow employees to select from a pre-defined list (like a multiple choice), but where each point on the scale is converted into a numeric value such that it can be used in a calculation. Rating scale questions also include definitions for each point that appear on hover.

Setting up Rating Scale

Rating Scale in practice

Here's how description text looks in practice on hover.

Goal Discussion
These questions provide the option for employees to select one or more of the review subject's goals and discuss their achievement; these may also include the option to rate and/or weight performance on the goal for calculations.

Setting up Goal Discussion

Goal Discussion in practice

Goal Creation
These questions allow the employee to create new goals for the subject employees one and a time. Those new goals can then be worked on by the subject employee, but will always be tied to having been created in the review.

Setting up Goal Creation

Goal Creation in practice

Numeric Calculation
As the name implies, these questions automatically calculate a value based on answers to other numeric questions, rating scale questions and rated goal discussions. You can also weight individual question contributions to the calculated value (defaulted to equal).

Setting up Numeric Calculation

Numeric Calculation in practice