Are you doing all the right things to keep your employees?
Productive, effective employees that are motivated; give better customer service, up your sales, are more involved and stay longer with the company!
(And if they don’t your, training and development just became an expense)
Here is my top ten list:
- Money does motivates and when it doesn’t it de-motivates!! It is as simple as that! Pay your employees their worth don’t take advantage of them.
- Constantly share information with them, don’t keep them in the dark! The more they know the more valuable they will feel and understand what they are supposed to do.
- Clear job duties, accountabilities and goals are a must! Your employees need to know who is doing what; clears up of a lot of misunderstandings and duplication.
- Ask you employees for feedback, who knows better what is going on than your employees.
- Challenge your employees, give them ownership of projects, and let them soar! They will feel more trusted and included. They will become loyal to you for giving them the opportunity.
- Give your employees room for growth; job training opportunities, day conferences, projects, and REAL tasks. This will show value, and growth.
- Encourage teamwork, group and inter department projects; give them a reason to work together.
- Manage from distance. Having the boss looking over your shoulder is stressful.
- Coach your employees. Instead of ordering them around, do this, do that, coach them to take responsibility. Great leaders coach and they create a leadership environment.
- Fire the losers! They will spread negativity like wild fire! This very action will actually grow respect among your employees. Having someone around just collecting the paycheck is frustrating for your team.
Remember one of the most important qualities is to let others grow. It is not your right to hang on to everything, or that it must be done your way, or you have to give all the solutions.
Original idea from Sister Mae I and a conversation with HRMexplorer
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Posted on November 21, 2012, in HRMexplorer Blogs and tagged Accountability, communication, engaged employees, motivation, productive employees, Training and development. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.