You might love it, you might hate it, but you need it. Experts across many sectors agree that a key component of success is strategising your internal feedback process. Let’s take a look at 5 of the top things that make feedback invaluable.
There’s always something to give feedback on
If you’re missing out on feedback, you could be missing key opportunities for development within your team and business. Whether you have no internal process established or it just gets forgotten about, making time to address points of feedback is essential. This can be the key point at which you reward a team member and make them feel valued and appreciated. The last thing you want is to see retention rates dip and lose staff that help define your organisation.
Furthermore, you may be missing out on integral learnings that could help avoid future costly mistakes. The vast majority of staff will value the opportunity for personal development. Making it part of your company culture makes it part of your bread and butter, meaning it’ll be easier to capture these opportunities as they happen.
Feedback can motivate teams
Hearing what you appreciate about their hard work can have a huge positive impact on your team’s morale. Simultaneously, it makes having difficult conversations constructive, rather than inflammatory. As a manager, you’re more likely to be viewed as fair and balanced as opposed to overly critical.
In larger structures, making sure that all managers are aware of the importance of feedback-based dialogue will contribute to an improved workplace culture.
Feedback is a key learning tool
A workplace that places feedback as a key part of its foundation understands that this is a two-way street. It’s important to be receptive to your team’s feedback in order to shape your project and adapt quickly to produce the best possible results.
No matter how you receive feedback, the person providing it needs to know they have been understood, that their feedback provides some value. When conducting a survey, always explain why respondents’ feedback is important and how their feedback will be used.
Feedback can boost performance
Taking the above into account, it is easy to see how performance boosts come part and parcel from the adoption of a feedback culture. The art of giving constructive support to your staff is all about balance; highlighting and celebrating successes, whilst addressing challenges with equal attention wherever possible.
Feedback is positive for reputation
Our Get Hired Jobs platform is designed to incorporate feedback at every level. We endeavour to support all of our candidates to make sure they receive feedback on every application. We believe that this helps heighten their chances of success and is a valuable exercise for the employers in our community.
By taking a few minutes to offer quick points of feedback on each application you receive through our Get Hired Jobs platform, you’ll be improving whilst boosting the image of your brand in the eyes of prospective candidates. The application process is often a person’s first insight into the heart of your company and, as an employer, you should strive to ensure this is a positive experience for all involved.
Sites such as Glassdoor openly encourage users to review employers right from the application stage. We are in an ever-shifting recruitment culture, staying aware of this practise will help to hold your reputation in good stead.
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