One of the greatest assets any company can take possession of is a good and productive employee. It is not new that many big organizations grew to be what they now are because of the selfless services of some great, effective, driven and productive employees. Many companies have clients who patronize them because of one of their employees. Employees are assets and that is why it’s an immeasurable blessing to have great ones. The most interesting thing is that these employees are mostly capable of breaking off and starting their own businesses, but they don’t. Actually, most times, they do and they become the biggest competition, taking a large quantity of your customer base with them when they leave.
This article is not written to stop employees from grow, but to create a better work relationship between a boss or employer, and employees. This is going to in turn, help companies keep their best employees for the longest time possible. So, find these useful tips below.
APPRECIATION – Complement your employees for the jobs they did well. Sometimes, when they do an excellent job give them a bonus, or a small gift. You don’t have to go over your budget. A job well done probably means more money for you. You can take five to ten percent of the extra, to buy a small gift. While you should not do this every time, do it frequently in unexpected ways. It shows the employee that they are acknowledged and appreciated. Be vocal, tell them you are proud of them and glad to have them. It doesn’t necessarily make them proud or slack as it is popularly believed. Instead, it makes them feel good and work better.
BE REAL – People work better around bosses who show their humanity without compromising work ethics. You don’t have to be stern and flawless all the time. It creates tension in your employees and it can make them under-deliver. While being flawless might make them do what you want in duress and tension, showing your humanity will make them do better in convenience and in a positive atmosphere. Be real to the employees if you want to keep them.
CONSISTENCY – Being consistent is required for your business to thrive. If you are not consistent, your employees will also be inconsistent, which will destabilize your business. Don’t switch goals and plans every now and then. It can get people off balance. Also, do not switch roles amongst your employees too frequently, it will wear them out and eventually make them leave. Consistency is a prerequisite for a successful business, great employees will not stay with an inconsistent boss.
ALLOW CREATIVITY – When you allow your employees to use their creativity to get the job done, you help them to create their own dreams within your dream. It is a win-win situation and will definitely retain your employees.
Don’t be the employer you won’t stay with if you want to keep your employees. The first question to ask yourself if why the employee will stay with you. Also, do not underpay your employees. If they don’t leave for any other reason, they will leave for being underpaid.