Posted by Lauren • March 31, 2016 (Last modified July 29, 2018) • 3 min read
Efficiency is something we hear a lot about when helping organizations take their employee reviews online. Our goal is to get the most information collected through a streamlined and electronic process.
One thing we often raise in this process is the opportunity to collect information beyond just employee reviews.
Three of the most unique and useful examples we have seen in an employee evaluation system are 1. Collecting company feedback, 2. Asking about training and development and 3. An evaluation of a current tool or process.
These three sections allow the company to:
Reviews are great and all, but what about reviewing the company as a whole? You would be surprised with the gems of knowledge or creative suggestions that can come out of an open response question such as “If you were the president of our company for a day, what would you do?” Run an anonymous (or not) report and open your CEO’s eyes. Some of our favorite questions include:
Employees — especially millennials — value training and development as much as compensation. Include a training and development section in your employee evaluation system to figure out what your employees want to learn and how you can facilitate that. The best questions we have seen often include a set group of response options for more concise reporting. These could include:
Companies get stuck without iteration and fine tuning, so who better to ask about a new process or tool you put in place than your employees who are using it firsthand? This allows them a voice and provides you a look into how they think things are working. Some of the most interesting questions we have seen in action are:
By adding these three sections or even starting with one or two, your employees will be able to share valuable insight back to leadership. Change up the questions from year to year or keep some consistent to track any changes over time. Your employee evaluation system can provide a platform well beyond performance reviews and open many doors in the process.
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