Evaluate and improve employee feedback practices.

Jun 27, 2022

The quickest way for workplaces to adapt? Ask employees what they think, need and recommend. And be ready to respond. Then, build in ways to routinely get this feedback. This practice can not only surface new ideas for how to strengthen a workplace, but also may expose existing policies and practices that are contributing to a negative work environment.

Some employers have begun to inquire about what keeps their employees coming back each day through “stay interviews,” surveys, regular company town halls, and other opportunities for employees to provide feedback. But these are not widespread practices. Many employers continue to speculate or make assumptions as to why workers are quitting or not returning to work. Employers who build mechanisms for regular feedback from their employees will have a way to extract this information in real time for years to come.