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3 Ways to Support Your Employee’s Career Advancement

People need a sense of job growth. So, how can you boost employee satisfaction by providing them with the direction they seek in your organization? 

Everyone has a dream or a goal in mind. However, if you ask someone where they see themselves in five years, you can get some hazy or evasive replies. Especially if your organization doesn't have a clear career growth strategy for your employees! 

While individuals are ultimately accountable for their own careers, you may nevertheless want to contribute to improving employee satisfaction. Employee engagement can be boosted by clearly indicating the phases of growth at your organization. This provides individuals a sense of purpose and helps them accomplish crucial work milestones. 

In this blog, we’ll provide you with tips & tools to boost your employee satisfaction by way of supporting their career progression. 

Supporting Employees: Top 3 Tips

Let’s dive deeper into the top 3 tips you can support your employees with their career journey.

1. Fulfill the desire for constructive  feedback

Regular feedback and recognition are critical for today's professionals since it allows them to determine whether they're achieving the results they need to advance their careers. But not only that – providing proper feedback to your employees is an important step in employee retention, too.  

By providing frequent feedback on when employees are performing well and suggesting places where they can grow, you can help your employees understand how they can take on new initiatives to expand their abilities and expertise.  

So, what are the components of a successful employee recognition strategy? With 63 percent of employees worldwide saying they don't get enough praise, the good news is that businesses can do more to make employees feel valued and retain their talent.  

Technology can help your organization consistently carry out employee appreciation initiatives. Workplace from Facebook (Workplace) interfaces with a variety of SaaS applications that businesses use daily. Recognize, for example, is a Workplace-integrated employee recognition and rewards tool. 

Employees can utilise the platform at their leisure to share their accomplishments with friends and colleagues, redeem gift vouchers, celebrate birthdays, and access their incentive prospects.


2. Connect emerging talent with mentors  

Are there any higher-ups in your company who could serve as excellent mentors to your younger employees? Or chances for employees to pick up new abilities from their coworkers?  

Improved relationships among employees help to keep the corporate dialogue going and employee engagement levels high.  

Mentors can provide more insight into the company structure and office politics involved in taking on more senior jobs, in addition to sharing practical skills. 

Workplace makes seeking out an appropriate mentor easy. With Org Chart, you can find people in your organization, make connections, or simply put a face to a name. On Workplace, everyone has a profile page where you can see what they look like, where they work, and how they fit into your company. Plus, you can use badges and talents on profile pages to learn more about your colleagues' abilities and interests, so you can find the ideal individuals who would be excellent in a mentor-mentee relationship.  

3. Gauge employee sentiment with satisfaction surveys 

Surveys are a popular method of determining job happiness. A well-written questionnaire can assist a company in determining team happiness and the causes for people's feelings. Rather from being a way for employees to "let off steam," surveys should be used to better understand your organization's strengths and flaws. Then it's up to you to use what you've learned and make changes. 

 Here are some pointers for a successful employee satisfaction survey question: 

1. Ensure  your survey is confidential:  

Confidentiality is essential for a survey to produce the most insightful and honest results. People will feel safe answering in the presence of a company that takes the feedback process seriously. After all, if an employee can't be open and honest about their thoughts, they're unlikely to be content at work. 

2. Keep questions simple: 

The use of unnecessary jargon can distort the quality of survey responses. People will feel more comfortable giving honest feedback if they are asked clear, uncomplicated questions. 

3. Examine the outcomes: 

It's pointless to spend time and money designing, distributing, and completing satisfaction surveys if the results aren't analysed. Arrange for the analysis to be completed - and in a timely manner. 

When you create a survey on Workplace, you'll get a notification from Workplace Chat with two options: Take Survey and Remind Me. Workplace will send a follow-up message 24 hours after the survey was delivered if the recipient hasn't completed it or booked a reminder. 

The survey results are anonymous, and they will only be displayed if four or more individuals complete it. The results will not be disclosed if less than four participants complete the poll. 

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