Employee feedback has become a vital source of knowledge for companies trying to improve their culture and planning out future work strategies.
However, reports about discrimination and harassmen are not being taken seriously, either because organizations do not have a system in place to address these issues or HR teams are overloaded with other work.
This poses a huge issue that could lead to employee turnover, a poor reputation, and an overall decline in business.
But it’s not too late for companies to remedy this hole in operations.
Prioritizing employee feedback automatically puts companies ahead of festering problems, especially as research from AllVoices shows that 44% of employees are experiencing workplace harassment and 38% have experienced harassment in remote arrangements.
In order to actually address feedback, companies should expand communication channels to include performance reviews, annual reviews, project reviews, routine surveys, anonymous feedback platforms, and more.
Providing workers with various avenues makes it easier for them to communicate their workplace experience, thus making it simpler for leaders to make improvements where necessary.
Leaders should overcommunicate why feedback is necessary, as this can kickstart companies nurturing their overall wellbeing and culture.