How Can You Encourage Constructive Feedback from Employees?

Explore 4 tips on how you can encourage constructive feedback from employees

Below, we detail four tips employers can utilize when they receive constructive criticism and complaints, use that information to respond properly and improve communication.

1. employee-feedbackAsk your employees for company improvement suggestions. Administering an online employee satisfaction survey once or twice a year to gather employee feedback is always a great idea, but how about taking it another step forward? You could start an employee recommendation reward program. The program can reward any employee who suggests an improvement that helps the company be more profitable and more efficient. Keep a company recommendations survey live indefinitely and share the link often or place the link in a highly visible location such as on the company intranet. Encourage employees to submit improvement ideas regularly.

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Start with Employee Satisfaction, End with Employee Engagement

Organizations need to start with employee satisfaction, but ultimately end with employee engagement

employee-engagementAs mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, 4 Questions to Consider Before Investing in Employee Engagement, employee engagement is a hot topic amongst today’s organizations with a goal of improving performance. That intense interest is now evolving into deeper thinking about company culture. Organizations across the globe are measuring employee satisfaction, and seriously assessing what kind of workplace culture they want and need in order to obtain and retain customers.

The problem is many organizational leaders mistake workforce satisfaction with employee engagement. It’s not enough to measure just satisfaction and happiness. That’s just the start. Employees need the proper mix of satisfaction and engagement.  Continue reading

Make Use of Survey Software to Create Employee Surveys

Learn about the types of employee surveys you can create with survey software

When designed and administered correctly, employee surveys can be used by any business or organization to solicit invaluable, constructive feedback, and they can function as an effective tool for employee performance management. Businesses can use employee feedback (comments, opinions, behaviors, and suggestions) to create strategic strategies to help improve employee retention, increase productivity, create a cohesive work environment, as well as provide a benchmark to measure continued improvement. Continue reading

Guide Your Career Through Self Assessment Surveys

Use online survey software to create career self assessment surveys

A career self assessment survey is a very useful tool for determining the direction in which you want to take your career. Career surveys help people to identify unique interests, skills, and values as they relate to employment options. Students in high school and college frequently make use of career assessment resources such as an available online career survey to help them assess their current studies and help them decide on the direction they want to take their career. An online survey software solution is an effective solution for developing career assessment surveys. Continue reading

Solutions to Traditional Employee Reviews

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:

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Low Employee Morale Can Impact Organizational Goals

Low Employee Morale Can Impact Organizational Goals

Employee morale is a key element of any company’s culture, and should be closely monitored with employee satisfaction surveys. Workplace morale refers to the attitudes and opinions employees have about their jobs, and is crucial to an organization’s success.Low employee morale can hinder a business from achieving organization-wide goals, and it can also lead to low productivity, increased employee turnover, and loss of profitability. There are several low employee morale signs to be aware of. Any one of these signs can be a direct indicator that employee morale is low and needs work.

Increase Employee Morale with Employee Satisfaction Surveys

Increase employee morale, productivity, and profitability with employee satisfaction surveys

Ask any good employer, and they will agree that the best asset of their company are their employees. Good employees are indispensable. They can set a company apart from competition, providing a competitive advantage.

In order to gain that competitive advantage, companies must acquire and retain talented, hard-working, dedicated employees who are experts in their field.  In order to retain those employees, companies need to satisfy employee needs at every level of the business. Maintaining a high level of employee satisfaction and morale is essential to the success of any organziation. Increased employee satisfaction and overall morale produces increased employee productivity, which produces increased profitability.

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When is the Best Time to Survey New Employees?

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:

  1. Show potential employees that your company cares about the continued success of the business and its employees, and
  2. Gauge how a potential new hire will react to your company’s work environment and how they will adapt to the work culture.

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Keep Your Employee Surveys Anonymous

Ensure Anonymity in Your Employee Surveys

Employee surveys can provide invaluable information to any organization and be an effective performance management tool. Uncovering your employees’ opinions and views will allow your organization to take action that will improve employee retention, increase productivity, and provide a benchmark to measure improvement.

The success of your organization depends on the quality of your employees. Many organizations have either prospered or declined solely based on the quality of their workforce. Employees that are pleased with their employment are typically more productive, and therefore work harder and generate a profit for your organization.  Discontent employees, however, have the opposite effect, which can hurt your organization’s overall profit.

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Are You Using Survey Software to Develop Employee Surveys?

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.

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