Feedback leads to more feedback. Here’s why that’s a good thing for leaders

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To build trust with your employees, prioritize listening and leveling the playing field with them. A funny thing about providing feedback—once you start providing your thoughts to others, you will begin receiving their thoughts on you. It’s a natural human reaction that when you suggest someone can do something better, they will have something for you, as well. Read Full Story

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How COVID-19 should impact performance reviews

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When a team is remote, it can be harder to accurately measure activity and results. But that doesn’t mean regular feedback is less important. Whether it’s in a formal review or a simple weekly or monthly check-in with their manager, employees want more feedback on their performance. According to a Joblist study, nearly 60% of employees said getting feedback on a regular basis is very motivating. When a team is remote, however, it can be harder to accurately measure activity and results. Should performance reviews be put on hold during COVID-19? Read Full Story

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5 ways to revamp performance reviews during the pandemic

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Employees are facing new stressors. Leaders need new approaches to inspire and fairly measure performance. Everyone seems to have an opinion about performance reviews and whether they work. But most employees want feedback, according to a recent survey by employee visibility software company Prodoscore. The survey found that roughly half of respondents don’t find performance reviews helpful in measuring employee performance. On the employee side, two-thirds aren’t excited about participating in the process and about one in three said the process made them feel anxious. Read Full Story

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In the post-pandemic world, your boss knows if you washed your hands

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PathSpot’s hand cleanliness sensor provides helpful feedback about food service worker cleanliness—but it’s also another way companies can surveil their employees. As restaurants start to reopen following the pandemic lockdowns, they’re going to need to implement new protocols for food handling and safety, both to prevent spread of the virus and to ensure wary customers that it’s safe to eat there. This will include things like temperature checks and mask wearing. And in some restaurants, that will mean employees to get your hands scanned to make sure you’ve washed them well enough. Read Full Story

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My performance review encouraged me to to be more transparent, so I’m writing this article

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This founder is putting board and employee feedback into practice. Like most founder-CEOs, I have done it all at my company. At Farmer’s Fridge, which sells fresh food via our vending machine-style refrigerators, I have also made meals, done deliveries, built and serviced Fridges, done sales and marketing, managed our chart of accounts, and obsessed about our customers. The truth is that I am simultaneously the most qualified person on earth for my role and would probably not get it today if I applied. Read Full Story

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