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Employee development questionnaire

employee development questionnaire

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You're in the right place if you're a Human Resources company looking to step up your employee development game. Our Employee Development Questionnaire can help you understand your employees' current skill sets, identify their training needs, and align their career aspirations with your business objectives.

Designed for businesses of all sizes, this tool will help you foster a workforce that's motivated and primed for growth. Let's get started!

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Questions to include on your Employee development questionnaire

1. Employee Information

You'll want to start with some basic information about the employee. This will give you a better understanding of their background and current role.

  • What is your full name?
  • What is your employee ID?
  • What is your current position?

2. Skills and Competencies

Next, you want to identify the employee's current skill set and competencies. This will help you understand where they are now, which is necessary for identifying potential growth areas.

  • What skills do you use most in your current position?
  • Rate your proficiency in these skills (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert)

3. Training and Development Needs

The third group of questions focuses on what the employee feels their training and development needs are. This will provide valuable insight into what areas they feel they could improve in or would like to develop further for their career progression.

  • What training or development do you feel you need to progress in your current role?
  • What skills or knowledge would you like to acquire?

The open-ended nature of these questions allows the employee to express their needs and aspirations in their own words. This can provide richer and more diverse data than simple yes/no questions.

4. Future Aspirations

Finally, you'll want to know a bit about the employee's future aspirations. This can help you align their development with their career goals, which can increase their job satisfaction and retention.

  • What are your career goals for the next 2-5 years?
  • How do you feel the company can support you in achieving these goals?

These questions can give you insight into what motivates the employee and how best to invest in their development. It can also help to identify any alignment or misalignment between the employee's career goals and the company's objectives.

Things to consider

  1. Clear Instructions - Make sure each question is clear and concise. Avoid jargon and ensure the person filling in the form understands what is being asked.
  2. Appropriate Field Types - Choose the correct HTML5 field type for each question. This will ensure user inputs are in the correct format and make the form easier to fill out.
  3. Logical Flow - Organize the questions in a logical order. This makes the form more intuitive and improves the user experience.
  4. Privacy Considerations - Be aware of privacy laws and regulations in the collection and storage of personal information. Ensure there is a clear explanation of how the data will be used and stored.
  5. Feedback Mechanisms - Include mechanisms for users to provide feedback on the form. This will help you identify any issues and improve the form over time.
  6. Mobile-Friendly Design - Make sure the form is easy to fill out on mobile devices. As many people use their phones for such tasks, it's important that the form is responsive.
  7. Error Handling - Implement clear and specific error messages to help users correct their inputs. This reduces frustration and makes the form easier to complete.

How to create your Employee development questionnaire

Now that you know what questions you should include, it's time to build your form!

The only problem is that traditional forms tools are inefficient.

People will forget to fill out your form. They'll get stuck halfway and not be able to finish it. Or they'll send you the wrong stuff. You end up wasting hours chasing people down over email. 

That's why you should give Content Snare a try. 

Content Snare is packed with advanced features that will have you hours:

  • Automatic reminders - Remind people to complete their form with fully customizable reminders.
  • Reject incorrect information - If a single question is filled out incorrectly, ask your client to re-do just that one item.
  • Autosaving - No progress gets lost. People can fill out forms in multiple sittings.
  • Comments and questions - If the person filling the form gets stuck, they can ask a question without having to email you.

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