Top 10 Effective Feedback Best Practices

Top 10 Effective Feedback Best Practices

Effective Feedback Best Practices are based on the employer communicating with the staff member, the staff member listening, agreeing with the feedback, and (with luck) changing or improving performance and behavior.

The key to effective feedback is that it is given regularly and in an informal way so that the employee feels that the conversations are open and that you as a manager are concerned about them as individuals.

Feedback will be will work when:

  1. Feedback is given
  2. Well timed
  3. Given with respect for the employee’s opinion and judgement
  4. Clear and is accurate
  5. Given to an employee who is committed to their job and understands what is expected of them
  6. Given and when improvement is shown that fact is communicated
  7. Given with consideration for the employee’s best interests
  8. Communicated in a positive manner
  9. Provided with a proposed method of solving an issue
  10. Given and the employee takes responsibility for implementing a solution

IT Job Family Classification System HandiGuide – This HandiGuide provides a step by step methodology and architecture to define job families and and align them with pay grades.

The core of Janco’s IT Job Family Classification System are four (4) IT specifiic career families, broad meaningful grouping of jobs commonly clustered within a career emphasis.

To develop a functional set of classifications, the IT job family classification system provides the tools to identify the content of the task performed within a job which is the key criteria in determining the family into which a job falls. This process is how jobs are marketed in the recruiting process and conforms to how individuals and enterprises define overall career paths.

Included in the HandiGuide is a template that has been proven to work in over 100 organizations world wide. A core IT Job Family Classification is included along with operational tools to layer the levels within each of the defined job families.


Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.