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Steer career growth with the right feedback tools

In today’s busy world of work, feedback is essential for career growth. We’re here to show you how to take control of your employees career and steer it towards growth with the simplest tool in your arsenal – feedback. Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of how you’ll make this happen.

Start with 1:1 Templates

Navigating 1:1 meetings can be intimidating for both employees and managers. To ease this process, encourage meeting templates tailored to enable recurring meetings You can customize templates such as career kick offs,  check-ins, and skill building sessions.

Objectives category: Career-centric tracking

To help employees stay focused on their career growth, we suggest creating an Objective category specifically for career-related objectives. You can then analyze which employees are setting Objectives within that category and easily track their progress.

Automated Feedback Requests: A personal growth scorecard

Automated Feedback Requests can help you get the information you need to track employee progress and identify areas for improvement. By regularly collecting feedback from their manager and peers on their career progression, employees will have something akin to a personalized growth scorecard that will help them stay on track. 

Year-end assessment for promotions and development opportunities

The year-end is where it all comes together. Take those conversations and assessments  generated by the combination of 1:1s, Objectives, and feedback received by employees. Then use them to assess how employees are doing in their career progression. You can consider them when it’s time to discuss promotions or identify opportunities for learning and development. 

Keep things simple

We know what you might be thinking – this all sounds great, but is it a hassle to use? Rest assured, it’s not. The Small Improvements toolkit is about simplicity. We find that employees are more likely to stay accountable to their career goals when doing so is straightforward.


In a nutshell, feedback is one of the simplest tools to encourage aligned career growth.

Updated on October 11, 2023

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