To be successful at work, managers must individually address areas of improvement. That can be an uncomfortable conversation, no doubt. But, regular employee feedback -- especially for new hires -- is critical for workplace productivity, engagement, retention and overall performance.
In fact, a 2015 survey from Gallup reported that employees who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged at work and 15 percent less likely to quit their jobs. That’s where management plays the biggest role in employee engagement, through offering feedback that effectively nurtures employee growth.
While it’s important for managers to recognize employees’ strengths, it’s just as important to address any areas of work that need improvement.
Here are six tips for delivering employee feedback the right way: