Even at the best workplaces, there’s always room for improvement.
And, in many cases, front-line employees can spot opportunities that managers may have missed.
TINYhr, an HR research firm, asked employees what they’d do differently if they were in charge.
Top 5 changes
The top changes employees would make if they had the ability, according to the TINYhr poll:
- promote, demote or fire co-workers to improve the workforce (16%)
- try to create clearer standard for behaviors and company policies (11%)
- attempt to improve communication (11%)
- give raises and improve benefits (10%), and
- change working hours (9%).
Seeking out ideas
So what can employers do with this information? For starters, pass these findings along to your managers so they’re aware of the typical improvements most employees would like to see.
Even better: Actively seek out feedback from employees on their own improvement ideas.
If you’re looking for ways to maximize participation in employee surveys, you can steal a page from one WNB&C subscriber’s playbook.
One Northeast-based company would donate a small amount of money to each staffer’s favorite charity if they completed the a survey on policy changes.
Of course, once employees offer up their ideas, employers have to make sure to implement those ideas whenever possible.