Set up an employee suggestion scheme

Key points

  • An employee suggestion scheme can encourage employees to suggest ways of improving the organisation, for example in relation to the working environment or product innovation.
  • The employer should start by identifying its objectives in setting up the scheme, as setting clear objectives will ensure that employees focus on what the employer feels is important.
  • The employer should establish a scheme format that makes participation simple, provides prompt feedback and treats all suggestions on an equal basis.
  • The employer should also consider how staff participation in the scheme on an ongoing basis will be encouraged, and look into the ways in which staff members can be rewarded for their suggestions.

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