Tip 1. Create the ultimate workplace with Employee satisfaction surveys
Satisfied employees perform better, are more willing to stay with the company and are happier overall. And what company doesn’t want happy employees? The difficult part is knowing what makes your employees satisfied with their workplace. Employee surveys are a great way to gain this information. Employee satisfaction surveys help you continuously track how satisfied your employees are in different aspects of their work. It gives you information about which areas you need to improve upon and where you already perform great work.
Tip 2. Total manager evaluation – 360-analysis evaluates managers from every angle
360-analysis is a method used to evaluate managers from all angles – from superiors, from managers at the same level and from subordinates. Compare the results with the managers’ own self-evaluation and you have the complete picture. Use the information as a basis for their personal progress and help them become the best leader they can be – the one that brings out the best in every employee.
Tip 3. Equality surveys – make sure that every employee feels safe and respected
Every workplace striving for a positive in-company culture, where every employee feels safe and respected, needs to show that they take equality issues seriously. To make sure your employees are satisfied and feel comfortable in their work, regardless of internal differences, it’s a good start to evaluate their feelings on this issue. Equality surveys help you form and maintain a good equality plan. They also help you to quickly see which areas need improvement.
Tip 4. Great leaders bring out the best in their employees
Being a leader is complex and at times difficult work. You need your employees to listen and respect you and while they need you to be responsive to their various needs. Managers work with people and therefore there is always room for improvement. Asking employees what they think about their managers’ leadership skills is a great way to get comments about strengths and weaknesses. Anonymous surveys which evaluate a manager’s leadership often give honest and sincere answers which otherwise can have a tendency to remain unsaid. Evaluating managers gives a great basis in the feedback process for every manager.
Tip 5. Mapping employees’ skills with Competence analysis surveys
Many employees want to develop their competence in order to be satisfied with their work. Make sure you can respond to your employee’s wishes so that they can feel stimulated in their work. With competence analysis surveys you can get a good overview of the skills you have within the company. Competence analysis surveys help you map out which employees would like to develop their competence in certain areas. You get a good picture of your employee’s skills overall as well as individually. Are some people in the wrong place? Which ones need to develop their competence in order to be stimulated? Are there employees that lack competence in their area? Find out using Competence analysis surveys.
Tip 6. Make your recruitment work more effective
A recruitment survey is an effective way to filter out key requirements in your applicants. Going through a bunch of applications is time consuming, especially when you already know which skills you are searching for. With a recruitment survey you can easily filter out exactly which applicants you initially want to take a closer look at. In the results you can clearly compare their open text answers, perhaps about why they are the one for the position, and easily pick out your favorites.
Tip 7. Keep your competence in the company with Exit surveys
Everybody knows that quitting employees means high costs. But why are they quitting? When an employee leaves the company it is a golden opportunity to learn more about the reasons behind their decision. The person who is leaving usually has nothing to lose and is therefore more willing to give you sincere answers. Finding out why an employee quit their job at your company gives you the opportunity to change areas of dissatisfaction and keep your competence in the company. Reasons why an employees leave could be that they are not satisfied with the company as a workplace, the management, salaries or that they don’t feel that their needs or competence is taken seriously. Often it could be easy things to fix that would also benefit the other employees.
Tip 8. Get structure in the internal company communication
Having a functioning internal communication is valuable for all companies, especially bigger ones. A company consists of people who communicate internally via e-mail, chat, internal networks, phones and of course face-to-face. Every day there is an enormous amount of information flowing through the company about everything from complex business decisions to the next After work. Get a good overview of the internal information flow through internal communication surveys. This gives you a good understanding about which information goes through which channels and to which people. It helps you find weaknesses in the internal communication and thereby avoid time consuming problems.
Tip 9. Success starts with a great idea
Many employees have a lot of good ideas and surveys can help you to identify and utilize these ideas. A company consists of people who are experts in their specific areas and their knowledge is a great source for new innovative ideas which can help the company to be more cost efficient and successful. More and more companies are realizing the power of the knowledge each and every employee collects during their days at work and are staring to collect these ideas and suggestions. Introducing a standardized system with, for example monthly surveys, is a great place to start.
Tip 10. Evaluation surveys give new employees a great start at the company
Make sure that every new employee at your company gets of to the best possible start. Evaluate their first weeks at the company to make sure that they received a proper introduction, all the needed information and that all their questions were answered. Complement the survey with a few questions about their first impressions of the company. A pair of new eyes can give new insights and a lot of valuable information. And the new employee feels that this is a company where every opinion counts.
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