One-on-One Meeting Talking Point Template: Job Satisfaction

There are many ways to evaluate and improve employee satisfaction, but one of the most effective is through regularly-scheduled one-on-one meetings with your people. They provide an ideal opportunity to flesh out how the employee is feeling about their role and their performance, and a valuable chance to address any issues that may be motivating them to look for work elsewhere. With the Great Resignation still raging, we really can't afford to pass up any opportunities to check in with our people. That's why, today, we're sharing sample questions for employee-manager conversations on job satisfaction.

Our go-to template for these kinds of conversations was developed in tandem with our performance and communication platform, Frankli, based on the latest research in organisational psychology. Of course, there are more questions we could add to the list, but, in our experience, it's best to keep to a maximum of five questions for one-on-meetings. You'll find our top tips on hosting great one-on-one meetings here. So let's dive into the sample questions!

Employee Satisfaction Talking Points: 5 Questions for Successful One-on-One Meetings

  1. Do you feel like you're growing in your role? What makes you say that?
  2. What feedback/praises have you been getting about your current priorities?
  3. What's a recent situation you wish you handled differently? What would you change?
  4. What's an area of your work you want to improve? How can we work together on that?
  5. Can you give me some specific examples of when you enjoyed working here the most?
Frankli automates one-on-one meeting admin, freeing you up for strategic thinking and other pressing work.

Automate your One-on-One Meetings

Research from Gartner tells us that 65% of tasks currently performed by managers have the potential to be automated by 2025 (1), and it starts with the scheduling and structuring of one-on-one meetings with your employees.

Think about how much time it takes to;

  • Set up one-to-one meetings with all your people
  • Schedule recurring one-on-one meetings
  • Come up with relevant talking points
  • Set and share meeting agendas
  • Share relevant documents to discuss
  • Prepare relevant data on employee performance and feedback
  • Record notes from the meeting
  • Make lists of points to action after the meeting
  • Assign action points and set reminders to follow up on them

All of this takes time, time that could be spent on strategic thinking and other pressing work. That's why millions of high-performing teams (2) are turning to digital tools like Frankli to automate one-on-one meetings.

With Frankli, you can take care of everything on this list in just a couple of clicks. You can automate meeting admin in minutes, and, more importantly, ensure the right conversations are happening with the right people at the right time. Speak to a member of our team to find out more.

1. Gartner, 11 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2022 and Beyond. 2. Zion Market Research, Global Performance Management Software Market Will Reach USD 5,633 Million By 2026.

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