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Animesh Rai

4 Tips to Handle Difficult HR Conversations, While Giving Feedback To Senior Leaders

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HR department is supposed to keep a pulse of the organisation.They are entrusted with the jobs of entry and exit interviews, engagement schedules and surveys, performance appraisals, strategic succession planning and several other vital issues. HR representatives have often to give critical feedback to employers or top heads of the organisation.

Following tips may help you to give critical feedback, with a view point of constructive criticism to help employees and employers both.

1) Be positive and constructive

Bear in mind that the critical feedback is not intended to put an employee in a harassing situation, but to create a conducive work environment. It is better to give specific examples than beating around the bush.

2) Give solutions

While giving critical feedback, keep in mind that it must have clear cut solutions. New ideas if any to resolve the issues, should be given.

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3) De-personalise and take help of data

Be specific and avoid negative trends or comments. If somebody is a habitual absentee, provide the data of absenteeism.

4) Tell the leaders about the impact of the problem

All effort should be made to analyse the impact of the problem on the organisation and convey it to higher ups. It must be borne in mind that giving honest constructive feed back to senior leadership is an important issue and it should never be held back, or tried to be concealed. Not giving appropriate feedback may be damaging to your organisation.

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