What are some alternative solutions to traditional employee reviews?
In yesterday’s blog post, Are Traditional Employee Reviews Still Beneficial?, we discussed the issues facing traditional employee reviews. Today, we discuss alternative solutions that organizations can carry out in their employee review process.
The process of traditional employee reviews has many organizations questioning their current review processes. The traditional employee review process is proving to be outdated and filled with inefficiencies. Those inefficiencies include:
When is the best time to survey new employees? The answer may surprise you.
You may think that you need to give employees at least a few months to get acclimated to their new position, job environment, and get a feel for office dynamics within your company. However, there is no better time to survey new employees than from the very beginning. Or better yet, survey potential hires during the hiring process with a pre-employment survey.
It may seem odd to survey interviewees during the hiring process, but from the start, it is important for your business to:
- Show potential employees that your company cares about the continued success of the business and its employees, and
- Gauge how a potential new hire will react to your company’s work environment and how they will adapt to the work culture.
Do not lead your respondents toward specific survey answers
When developing survey questions, be sure not to inadvertently lead respondents to answer a question in a particular way or in favor of a particular option. It is important to give respondents all available response options, however, the question and it’s options should not be worded in a way that influences a respondents’ answers.
Using survey software is the best way to develop employee surveys
Employee surveys are a great way to solicit employee feedback from employees on a wide range of workplace issues. Using survey software to design and administer, employee surveys can include a number of areas across the business and can be broken down into individual types of employee surveys.
Here are several types of employee surveys that you can develop with survey software Continue reading
Learn About the Types of Employee Surveys and Tips for Administration
When designed and administered correctly, employee surveys can be used by any business or organization to solicit invaluable, constructive feedback, and can function as an effective employee performance management tool. Organizations can use employee feedback – such as comments, opinions, behaviors, and suggestions – to create important strategies to help improve employee retention, increase productivity, create a cohesive work environment, as well as provide a benchmark to measure continued improvement.
Types of Employee Surveys
Employee Satisfaction Surveys data is used to increase productivity, job satisfaction, and loyalty. Employee satisfaction surveys identify the root causes of employee satisfaction and target those areas.
Employee Attitude Surveys identify the root causes of workplace attitudes, providing a way to improve employee productivity and commitment to work. Continue reading
Available to UK customers, we’d like to introduce Kinitro Employee Engagement Survey
Kinitro is a new ready-to-run employee engagement survey product designed by organization development and research experts Burton Organization Development in association with Snap Surveys. This new survey product has been designed to measure your employees’ engagement – but it goes much further. As well as getting employees’ views on a range of topics – their job, the company, their manager, relationships, key policies and communications – the Kinitro Employee Engagement Survey explores what is most important to employees and encourages them to suggest their own ideas.
Simply, the Kinitro Employee Engagement Survey collects information about how well your company is managing employees, and gives your employees the proper channel to express ideas and to help them do their jobs better. The more “engaged” your employees are, the more successful your organization is likely to be. Continue reading
How useful are traditional employee reviews in the workplace?
Many businesses rely on annual or semi-annual employee reviews to evaluate employee performance. The traditional employee review consists of a manager or supervisor(s) who complete a series of evaluation questions to rate the employee’s performance, and often times the employee is asked to complete a self-assessment of their own performance. Once the manager or supervisor(s) reviews the two evaluations, the two parties meet face-to-face to discuss results and elaborate more on performance.
This type of evaluation has been recently scrutinized, and many businesses are questioning whether they should continue with the same process, or find an employee review process that makes more sense. Many find the traditional employee review process to be outdated and filled with inefficiencies. And as with many business processes, there comes a time when changes may need to be made.
What are common problems with traditional employee reviews? Continue reading