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How to set clear expectations and give helpful feedback to your employees

Sometimes giving feedback to your employees can feel like a daunting task. If you think someone misunderstood your directives, this can cause frustration and distract you from being constructive. 

There are a few ways you can avoid this:

  •     Give an overview of expectations with your tasks until you feel the employee doesn’t need the reminder.
  •     If you give clear instructions and feel that your expectations aren’t met, have a follow up meeting with your employee to find out where the miscommunication happened.
  •     Try not to place blame, instead just explain that there must have been a miscommunication and explain what you need fixed.
  •     Always come from a place of trying to help your employees learn and become their best selves. Attacking people for their mistakes never helps anyone, it just leads to resentment and disengagement.

The main thing you need to do is stay consistent. Set an example and be a leader that employees can look to for guidance and follow as a mentor.

Develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program.

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Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program.