Employee Engagement: 19 Questions to Ask in Your Monthly One-On-One’s

by Jun 16, 2017

In my free ebook, Employee Engagement Doesn’t Have To Be a Mystery, I share seven facets of employee engagement and offer 55 turnkey and free action items you can implement to get started on building engagement.

The facets are feeling valued, connection to work, positive relationships, work environment, trust in leadership, opportunities to grow, and recognition. Below are some questions you can ask in your monthly one-on-one’s with your employees, all of which will get at one or more of these facets.

Don’t forget, though, if you ask, you have to act on the answers.

  1. What skills or talents do you have that you’d like to use more of?
  2. Are there any projects you’d really like to work on if you were given the opportunity?
  3. What type of support or assistance would help you do your job better?
  4. Do you have everything you need to do your job well?
  5. What’s one thing you did this month you’re proud of?
  6. How do you like to be recognized when you do something that should be acknowledged?
  7. What would make your job more fulfilling?
  8. What do you need from me that you’re not getting?
  9. What are your career goals? How can I help you achieve your career goals?
  10. What do you believe is hindering your career goals? What roadblocks need to be removed?
  11. What skill gaps might keep you from achieving your goals if we don’t attend to them?
  12. What is one area of development we could focus on that would allow you to perform more effectively?
  13. If you were the CEO, what’s one thing you would do differently?
  14. How can I be a better leader?
  15. What’s your biggest challenge right now? Is there anything I can do to help?
  16. What should I be doing to make myself a better leader or manager for you?
  17. What can we do to make you more successful?
  18. What’s one thing we should do to improve our product/service?
  19. What de-motivates you at work?

Many organizations ignore employee engagement because it feels elusive and expensive. Rather than getting caught up in the fear and doing nothing, download our eBook on employee engagement, and get started.

About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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