13 August 2019
Employee annual appraisals are useful but they should not be the only feedback and dialogue managers have with their employees over the working year.
Research suggest that organisations are now turning to more continuous approaches which allow for tweaks to be made to objectives, for relevant feedback to be given at the correct time and for progress to be reported. This is done through regular and meaningful conversations between line managers and employees, now known as check-ins.
Check-ins should stimulate two way discussions, support and are key to creating a healthy culture and good working relationships between managers and employees.
Check-ins can form part of a business’ health and wellbeing strategy. As we know, a healthy culture in the workplace is essential. If any problems do arise from time to time, these can be aired and “nipped in the bud” at regular check-ins. This will lead to a more harmonious working environment and a more engaged and productive workforce, which is a “win- win” for employees and the business.
So - are you talking to your employees, and more importantly are you listening? Check out check-ins as part of your business’ overall package for employee wellbeing and engagement.
Contact: Caroline Carr Partner firstname.lastname@example.org T: 0141 221 8012