Robert Meggy has a mantra for employees when it comes to performance reviews: “Always be honest.” The CEO and president of The Great Little Box Company Ltd., a packaging manufacturer based in Richmond, B.C., believes it’s the employee’s responsibility to give feedback. The manager’s job is to listen.
“If you have an issue, come clean with it,” says Mr. Meggy, whose company has been named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for eight consecutive years. “It’s important to talk out any differences you may have. When people are asked why they’re leaving a company, it’s often for the stupidest reasons. They didn’t get a $50 raise or thought they were unfairly treated over something minor, but never talked to their manager or supervisor about it.”
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