Managers Guide to Effective Employee Performance Feedback

We are often asked how to provide employees feedback on their performance.

Here are our top 10 tips for Managers to provide effective feedback to employees.

  1. Prepare: Think about the specific behavior or performance you want to address.
  2. Be specific: Clearly describe the behavior or performance, and the impact it has on the team or company.
  3. Be timely: Give feedback as soon as possible after the event occurs.
  4. Be objective: Focus on the behavior or performance, rather than the person.
  5. Use “I” statements: Express your own perspective and feelings, rather than making accusations.
  6. Listen actively: Allow the employee to respond and actively listen to their perspective.
  7. Be constructive: Offer specific suggestions for improvement and ways to address the issue.
  8. Offer praise and recognition: In addition to addressing areas for improvement, also acknowledge and recognize when an employee has done well.
  9. Follow up: Check in with the employee later to see how they are implementing your feedback and offer additional support if needed.
  10. Be consistent: Be consistent in giving feedback, both positive and negative, to all employees.

If you are an employer and need pragmatic advice, contact our local team of Human Resources and Industrial Relations experts at WCA Solutions on (08) 9383 3293.

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