A paycheck and occasional office lunches are not enough to retain your best talent. Employees are looking for opportunities to learn and grow in an environment that allows them to perform at their best.
Investing in team members’ learning and development has proven to increase retention. In fact, a lack of career development and advancement is the No. 1 reason why employees left their jobs between April 2021 and April 2022, according to a McKinsey survey.
It’s up to company leaders to build a culture of learning that aligns with team members’ career goals and work styles. This knowledge helps leaders measure success and identify which tools and resources are needed at the company to help employees grow.
To create a more meaningful work environment, here are 12 questions leaders can ask employees in surveys, focus groups, and one-on-one meetings.
The purpose of these questions is to identify how you can create a learning and development plan for employees based on how they see themselves advancing within the company.
The purpose of these questions is to help leaders adjust their management approach and communication style when necessary to create a more productive environment. Employees’ answers to these questions will also give more insight into how to reduce burnout and work stress.
Gathering employee feedback is only useful when leaders are prepared to put a plan into action. This helps build trust with employees while building a supportive and collaborative work culture.
Once leaders identify common themes in employees’ responses, they can ask themselves these four questions:
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