Your employees re one of your most valuable assets. Without them no company, organisation or business would be able to function or perform or be successful. As an employer it is your duty to ensure that they are well looked after and that they are given no reason to leave. Looking after them means providing them with fair pay, rewarding and at the very least celebrating their successes and allowing them the opportunity to grow and learn throughout their time with you.
One of the easiest ways to have employees reach or have job satisfaction involves allowing them to stay motivated and feel as though they were reaching targets and achieving something. Keep your employees motivated by setting those targets. These can be daily, weekly, monthly and even quarterly or yearly targets that they will be working towards fulfilling. It is always best to set a combination of short and long term targets and goals so that there are small victories and large milestones to reach – this will prolong their motivation and desire to work. Host weekly team meetings or department meetings where you touch base on what is happening, what has been accomplished and provide everyone with the opportunity to voice their thought – this too will help with the motivation. Other subtle ways in which to keep employees motivated is to maintain a positive attitude and encourage a work culture that is about praise and constructive criticism and above all supporting your fellow work mates. Click here if you want to hear more from a professional advisor that will motivate you.
Help them grow
While motivation is key to allowing employees to improve their skills and become better and learn more, they need to be provided with the opportunities to do so. If they feel that they are not receiving adequate training and that they have no scope to grow within your company they may look elsewhere for opportunities that will allow them to do so. For instance you could try running a small business bootcamp for your employees over a weekend.
A small business bootcamp will give them the chance to work on their team leader skills, their customer relation skills and you can organise activities that will address any area you want them to improve in be it problem solving, brainstorming or even resource allocation.
Send them out
You could also provide the opportunity for employees to take part in training programmes at schools and other corporations or even within your own and attend conferences where they can learn and network – they will definitely appreciate these opportunities and will be likely to give back.