- Bob Clary writes for Tech.co about the importance of getting regular performance feedback from employees to support their career development goals. He shares 10 tips to accomplish this in a start-up company.
- Frequent check-ins with employees combined with regular performance reviews can help keep communication lines open. Clary emphasizes open workplace cultures so that employees can feel safe sharing their objective feedback and asking for what they need.
- While assessments, peer-to-peer feedback, and customer feedback can also be helpful ways to gauge that employees are learning, Clary advises that companies also tap into external team evaluators from time to time.
Start-up firms have a unique experience in that they offer the ability to build something from the ground up, which is appealing to top tech talent. However, there may not be too much guidance on what the career outlook or learning goals should be for employees.
Gathering feedback directly from employees is critical to understanding what employees want to learn and what they need to learn to be successful in ever-changing roles. Communication and evaluations are one piece of the puzzle. The other component is the use of outside performance consultants who can come in and design career learning paths and objectives for each employee.