How To Treat Employees For A Successful Company
Good leadership can make or break a company. It is the manager's job to make sure that voices are heard and employees are happy. When the leader fails, the company may go down as well. Start today to treat your employees like they deserve to be treated.
1. Train Them Well
Spend a good amount of time teaching your employees how to properly complete their tasks. When people do not feel confident in their work, this leads to the company looking bad and to failure. So make sure that when a worker is learning a new skill set he or she gets on the job training with a skilled coworker. New employees need to be shown around the workplace and shown the ropes.
It is okay to spend time to do this. It is better in the long run that good teaching is done now. It is not worth throwing new hires into the swing of things to come out with a botched job, angry clients, and upset employees. Train them well and they will learn over time to govern themselves.
2. Mentor Them
Set up each employee with a mentor, whether new or seasoned. There is always someone to report to, so there is always someone to act as a mentor. Even the CEO reports to investors, to the board, or to accounting. So encourage each employee to pick a mentor within a certain time frame or assign them one.
Letting employees choose allows them to be set up with someone who will teach them and whom they get along with. You can also have each employee pick someone underneath him or her to mentor. Either way, choice makes for a more friendly work environment.
Mentors are there to help out so that the manager can take care of other things. A mentor can get you on the right career path and can help you understand things like health benefits and confusing assignments. This system of one-on-one teaching really helps everyone to feel like they have a place in the company.
3. Recognize And Appreciate Them
Everyone wants to be appreciated. When you feel important, you are much more likely to try and succeed at your work. What good is it to try your hardest if you are not recognized for you efforts, after all?
Recognize your hard working employees with bonuses, gifts, and parties.
- Bonuses: Each year, employees should receive some kind of bonus as a token of appreciation. Their wages may also increase as inflation goes up. Incentives go a long way in encouraging greatness, so offer them freely.
- Gifts: Each big holiday, give gifts to your workforce. Give out gift baskets and gift cards. To reap added benefits of good employee health, give out gym memberships and sports equipment. A canoe or fishing rod is a fun way to encourage wellness.
- Parties: Company parties can break up the dreary month with a bit of fun. Some companies have been known to have on-the-spot random parties in the middle of the workday.When the office is doing exceptionally well, reward them with a fun break. Bring in sparkling cider and a small band for a great way to unwind for the rest of the afternoon. People are sure to remember it and work hard to earn another spontaneous party.
- Activities: Play company ball as a way to unify your workforce. Assign teams and play all season to maintain fitness and create good relationships. Friendships make the office a more relaxing place to be. Challenge other companies with your all-star team to further unify your group. Make shirts and turn it into a yearly activity. People will not mind staying inside to work during the warm summer days when they have a picnic and ball game to look forward to.
Treat your prized employees well with these tips for training, recognizing, and appreciating them.