Surveys are unnecessary obligations for the regular employee. For a CEO however, it tells her about the culture of the company she runs. Does it really however?
Companies conduct annual surveys where employees will be required to fill out forms describing their satisfaction when it comes to workload, salary, benefits, and the bosses. The problem however is that employee engagement surveys are not accurate. It asks you to rate the bigger bosses rather than your immediate supervisors.
Glassdoor provided a way for employees to rate their CEO. The purpose was to provide transparency in the workplace as CEOs will be able to see into constructive criticisms. These surveys are inaccurate however as there is a chance that an entry-level employee will never meet their CEO unless it is a company function.
Mark Zuckerberg’s way of running Facebook puts the company in the top 10 best places to work in Glassdoor’s survey. Makes sense from the outside looking in as Facebook offers free meals, competitive salaries, and office perks. What these surveys fail to recognize is the sub-branches of management. Numerous scandals and high-profile management snafus are sometimes outside a CEO’s control.
Workers do not trust these engagement surveys for that reason. Glassdoor’s effort to provide clearer insight into company culture only scratches the surface. Sometime the middle-manager just happens to be bad at their job that an entire division has to suffer.
Have you “Completed” the survey?
Completed.com is a startup dedicated to giving employees an opportunity to rate their immediate supervisors instead of just the biggest boss.
Surveys also include rating other office branches like how HR handles issues with your coworkers or the promptness of finance in processing your payroll disputes.
Sales directors, CFO, CMO or anyone under your team’s branch will also be rated. Giving all employees a voice allows the CEO to see what actually happens in the company they run instead of taking all the blame. Completed.com’s surveys provides a more holistic view of the entire culture within a company.
Supervisors who are guilty of poor management will be forced to change their ways to avoid earning strikes with the company they work for. Completed has a meritocratic rating platform for management that precisely determines what issues each department needs to address.
Transparency and accountability is very important i the workplace. It speaks a lot about the employment landscape if micro-management is top notch. Holding poor performers accountable must also be implemented for people in position.
Lawyers have AVVO, doctors have Zocdoc, and CEOs have Glassdoor for interactive performance reviews. Skills service apps such as Uber allows car drivers and riders to review each other based on riding experience. Uber’s system pairs up the best rated drivers for the best rated passengers in future rides. Completed highlights how genuine meritocratic systems can make a change in a company’s micro-management.
Companies also get to showcase their experiences in business, talents, and cultural affinities through Completed. The website tells the world how business is run within a certain organization.
Looking to get your boss fired?
Completed.com prohibits cyberbullying in their surveys. Reviews that are deemed too harassing, threatening, embarrassing, or targeting are flagged down. Providing in constructive criticisms increases the chance of superiors changing methods and fixing flaws.
Some CEOs might show gratitude towards an employee’s input but the problem is when a supervisor finds out which subordinate made such negative input. This is why Completed has made a huge stand to combat cyberbullying.
Companies can take control of their online brand by building a respectable business profile. Like performance reviews, the site connects companies and employees through talent, experience, and cultural matching.