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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Feedback Surveys to Improve Management Processes and Practices

Feedback surveys are a great tool to improve internal management processes and practices across your entire business

employee-feedback-surveyBusinesses are constantly evolving and looking for ways to implement changes that improve growth and development.  Employees are an excellent resource for gathering important feedback via internal surveys and forms. Whether a business is large or small, feedback surveys generate important and meaningful data, that businesses can use to make informed business improvements. Feedback surveys are a great tool for businesses to gather representative and relevant data to to drive decision-making, streamline workflows, improve company processes, make data-driven business changes, and much more. Continue reading

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

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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8 Tips for Administering Employee Surveys

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

Tips to Improve Employee Loyalty, Part 2

We continue on from last week’s Snap Survey Software blog post, Tips to Improve Employee Loyalty, Part 1.  In part 1, we defined what employee loyalty is, and examples of using direct efforts to improve employee loyalty.

As mentioned, the way to improve employee loyalty is to make efforts directly toward your employees. We discussed listening to your employees and initiating impromptu promotions. Here are some additional examples. Continue reading

Tips to Improve Employee Loyalty, Part 1

What is Employee Loyalty? Employee loyalty can be defined as employees who are devoted to the success of their organization and believe that being an employee of this organization is in their best interest.  Not only do they plan to remain with the organization, but they do not actively seek for alternative employment opportunities.

Employees are a fundamental resource for any business. They represent a considerable investment in terms of recruiting and training costs, as well as salaries and benefits. Businesses incur a considerable expense if they need to replace an employee.  Continue reading

Why Administer Anonymous Employee Surveys?

Your employees are one of, if not the most, important asset to your company. What they say about your company, how they act in the workplace, and how happy they are in their roles as employees all have an impact on areas of your business, for example: your brand image, your level of services, your customers’ satisfaction, and other employees’ attitudes and opinions. But, ultimately, there can be a great impact on long-term success of your company.

Maintaining a high level of employee satisfaction is essential to the success of any business. A high rate of employee satisfaction is directly related to a lower employee turnover rate. Happy employees are generally more productive, therefore creating increased profits to your business. Keeping employees satisfied with their roles should be a major priority for your company. While this should be a regular business practice, certain factors, such as the current economic downturn, can cause employers to ignore measuring employee satisfaction because of budget constraints. Continue reading