Check-ins are important
And it has turned out that it doesn’t really matter if you have employees in the office or remotely, it’s just as important with regular check-ins. This is because the employee feels seen and listened to, and has the opportunity to make sure they are doing the right things.
Meaningful feedback leads to more engagement
And what do we mean by meaningful feedback? It can be as simple as showing appreciation for something the employee has done recently, or highlighting strengths you see in the employee. But it can also be that you talk about goals and priorities. It is not enough to simply ask how things are going or how the employee is doing.
15 minutes a week
It has also been shown that as little as 15 minutes of engaged conversation a week is enough for an employee to feel seen and engaged. However, it only works if you do it every week. If you have check-ins less often, closer to 60 minutes are needed for the conversation to have the same effect.