Why do employees love their jobs? No, it’s not because of the food! Three reasons top the list: interesting work, career growth and working with great people. On the flip side, employees are more likely to loathe and leave their jobs if they feel underpaid, overburdened with responsibility or work for a bad boss.
Positive, productive employees make for a strong company. Of course, you can assume that all is well – business is booming, customer satisfaction is high and employee turnover is generally low. But are you seeing the complete picture? Is everyone in the team doing their part? Are managers getting results through positive or negative motivation? Are people staying because of a tough economy or because they genuinely enjoy their work and get on well with their managers and teams?
Regular performance reviews – of individuals, teams and managers – can give you a timely insight into the health of the very heart of your company: your employees. Traditional employee surveys conducted by human resources departments allow management to gather the business-crucial feedback. However, a focused employee evaluation allows management and their workforce to engage in a helpful dialogue about career development and goals.
Use the feedback you gather with performance review surveys to shape your management training programmes, target specific team skills development and plan individual career paths.
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