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Mastering the Art of Giving Feedback

Giving feedback is not easy.  Even with the best of intentions, it can be uncomfortable and challenging to navigate feedback conversations. In fact, Kim Malone Scott, the author of “Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity” wrote, “It’s brutally hard to tell people when they are screwing up. You don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings; that’s because you’re not a sadist. You don’t want that person or the rest of the team to think you’re a jerk. Plus, you’ve been told since you learned to talk, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Now all of a sudden it’s your job to say it. You’ve got to undo a lifetime of training.”

If offering feedback is so difficult, why even attempt?  Development oriented feedback helps employees feel more engaged. When we understand our strengths and weaknesses we can grow and have a greater impact on the business. In fact, according to Forbes, “four out of 10 workers are actively disengaged when they get little or no feedback;” 82% of employees appreciate positive and negative feedback; and 43% of highly engaged employees receive feedback at least once a week as opposed to 18% of low engagement employees.”

What You Will Learn

  • Ideas on different methods for employees to share feedback
  • How to navigate a difficult feedback conversation 
  • Tips for creating an employee recognition program 
  • How to move from a once-a-year performance review to a culture of continuous feedback

Analiese Brown
VP of People and Culture at CampMinder
Jennie Yang
VP of People & Culture at 15Five
Kim Haught
Director of Global Talent Acquisition at CSG
Laily Majlessi
People Success Coaching Manager at Checkr
Vanessa Brulotte
Talent Acquisition Team Lead at BambooHR
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