Is employee feedback important? Without any doubt, I’d answer that question with a yes. But is it easy for a manager to just walk into the room and drop feedback about their direct reports? No. It doesn’t work that way.
It is important to normalize the idea of giving and receiving feedback in an organization. With continuous feedback, employees get an opportunity to improve their skills and performance from time to time instead of waiting for performance reviews.
Like we mentioned earlier, you cannot just announce your feedback in a room full of employees. Giving manual feedback is again a lot of work. What’s the solution to this? Using an employee feedback software can be really helpful. If you’re wondering how an employee feedback software can simplify your life as a manager, here are four real-time feedback software features that might help you decide.
Using an employee feedback software allows managers to keep track of the feedback given and received, all at one place. The feedback dashboards allow managers to see the pending feedback requests as well as the feedback requests that have been declined by other employees.
These dashboards also allow managers to have a company-wide glance at employee performance.
Employee Private Notes
While these notes might seem very similar to task lists made by employees, some employee feedback software allow employees to share these notes with their managers and ask for feedback on the content of the notes.
These notes can be used by managers during a review or a one on one meeting and later shared with employees as a feedback.
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One of the most important and useful features of an employee feedback software is the real-time employee feedback. Feedback that is delivered throughout the year and is real-time can go a long way towards fixing the damage caused by annual performance reviews.
Real-time feedback can help employees course-correct as and when necessary, can help them fix mistakes that were holding them back and in some cases, it can even help them revamp their goals or increase their targets.
When feedback is shared continuously, it helps managers visualize an accurate image of an employee’s performance. Managers can make note of significant achievements, or issues that are negatively impacting an employee’s performance.
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Notification Driven Action
Sometimes, the requests for feedback get lost in the numerous amounts of emails exchanged in an organization. Last but not the least, the notification feature reminds managers of the pending feedback requests that haven’t been answered.
These also drive employees to take action on the feedback received on time. And once the action is taken, managers are notified of it. This feature is a cherry on the top for employee feedback software.
If you want to know how Engagedly’s employee feedback software can simplify managers’ lives, request for a free demo and get in touch with our product experts!
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