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Invest in your workforce; the benefits of ‘One-on-ones’

In a previous blog we talked about the downfall of the traditional annual performance review and introduced the implementation of a more continuous feedback loop and its effectiveness for your business. Even though continuous feedback and one-on-one meetings between employees and their supervisors demonstrate to reduce employee turn over by at least 25% and drive employee engagement to higher levels, not every manager seems to be convinced of this new way of leading a team. The question here is: why?

Understand what your employees need in order to support them

Figures actually show managers seem to avoid one-on-one meetings with their staff because of the general idea of having to invest a lot of time and effort into these meetings. Also, there seems to be a guiding fear of actually having to solve problems, make decisions, listen to complaints and deal with messy emotions during these meetings. However, this fear of one-on-one meetings is not justified and instead they should moreover be considered as regular conversations. A tip we can give you is to stay as laid back as possible and moreover, just open up! These one-on-ones aren’t about grilling your workforce on their performance, but about getting a clear understanding of what your employees need in order to perform their tasks and what you can do as a boss to support them in a better way. Also, the idea that all these one-on-ones will be a time-consuming activity for managers is not entirely true and can be solved with an effective performance management process in place.

Zummit and one-on-ones
Zummit allows you to initiate a one-on-one in a quick and easy manner. With just a few clicks, you can send your employees a template with questions that will give you better insights in their overall job appreciation, future goals and personal development plans. This information can be used in further conversations and gives you a good impression of how you need to allocate your resources to keep your employees happy. After all, a happy employee is a productive employee.

Interested in trying out Zummit? Sign up for your 30-day free trial today and experience the benefits of using Zummit for one-one-ones with your workforce.

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