Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Caring About Your Employees.

When starting a small business, your main objective was probably to make money and turn your investment into profit. But employers often forget that without employees their businesses will not be able to survive. Because of this, it is very important to care and provide for your employees, both in a personal and professional way.

Here are some ways you can keep your employees happy and make them feel like they’re an important part of the business.

• Have an open communication structure. Make them feel comfortable enough to come into your office with any request, feedback, or just for a friendly conversation.

• Try to spend some quality time with them. Organizing off-site meetings or special events for your employees brings them together as a team and creates loyalty, leading to better productivity and motivation back at the workplace. Just by doing a little something extra for your employees tells them that you care about them. When this happens, they’ll care about you and your business too.

• Be sure to spend some time listening to what your employees have to say, whether it is a business or personal matter. When employees know they can rely on their boss for anything, it increases employee engagement and employee retention. And you may get the bonus of having them give you a great new idea, too!

• It gets expensive to train new employees. Take care of the ones you have so they become loyal to you and help you succeed as a company. Value your employees as if they were your customers.

• And finally, treat them the way you want them to treat your clients when you’re not around. Having happy employees is just as important as having happy customers!

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