The Ins And Outs Of Managing A Business
There is so much that goes into running a company. With employees to take care of and wages to assign, things can get complicated pretty fast. Here is a list of things to help you keep track of the important behind the scenes to-dos.
Code Of Conduct
Make sure that initiation into the company includes good training. Hold meetings regularly to keep people on track. When you do not keep tabs on expectations, you cannot expect workers to keep doing what they should be doing.
Part of training should be spent on expectations. When you do not clearly define your expectations, you cannot expect others to comply with them. You would not get upset with your gardener for not planting the flowers you did not tell him to plant would you? It is the same for business. You cannot hold others at fault when you do not let them know about your thoughts.
So share with others how you expect them to act. This can solve problems before they arise.
Keeping Up On The Employee Handbook
Go over the handbook during training and hand it out to each employee. Keep extras on hand to refer to during work hours. The employee handbook should cover these areas of a business, among others:
- Compensation and holiday pay
- Leave, paid and unpaid
- Schedules and getting off work
- Security and safety
- Technology and media relations
- Special policies and benefits
- Dress and grooming standards
Insuring Fair Compensation
Make sure that employees are paid enough for the job they do. Compare each job to the rest of the market. Competitive rates pull in and keep employees with you, decreasing costly turn over. There is a reason In-N-Out pays more than any other fast food restaurant. It is able to get the best of those who would work fast food and retain good employees easily.
Make sure that holidays are a time in which employees are paid more. This can be an incentive to keep people working in busy times. It helps with morale, and is simply the right thing to do. You want to be home with your family enjoying in the festivities at these times; so do your employees. Show them you understand with extra wages.
Make sure that all employees know about fire exits and emergency safety. If the business were to go up in flames, is there a place to meet up so that people do not go looking for others unnecessarily? This can save lives and make for a more confident work environment. When people know what to do in an emergency they can take that small stress off of their minds.
Practice CPR and use of a fire extinguisher. Bring in a trainer to teach emergency preparedness once a year.
Keep up on your staff's dress and grooming standards. Make sure that each worker has the right uniform to work in. Some companies supply costumes while others require that you buy the uniform. Supplying outfits raises company morale and makes you look good. Employees have complained to clients about having to supply their own uniform before, making the company look cheap. Avoid this problem.
Employees are the face of the company. Often, the boss is allotted a luxury car to show off the success of the business. This is simply letting psychology work for you. When people see a company as successful they are more likely to do business there.
So go over your employee handbook and the other background parts of your company. Make sure to keep your employees happy with good wages, compensation, uniforms, and safety training. These things can make your business more successful.