Most employers consider feedback from employees necessary, but those employers might wonder if that feedback has to feel so much like a necessary evil. When the feedback employees have to offer is negative, it can be tough for employers to stomach. But more and more employers are realizing that even when it’s negative, feedback can be a catalyst for improvement.
Recent research from Waggl, a company offering employers tools to survey employees, notes a shift in employer attitudes on negative feedback. The company’s survey of nearly 500 business leaders, human resources leaders, and consultants found that 97 percent believe that negative feedback from employees can be useful.