Unless you run a business all on your own, your workers are the backbone of your company.
Given the latter situation, are you doing all you can to show your workers you in fact appreciate them?
It is important to let them know in no uncertain terms what they mean to your business.
So, could you do more to show your workers what they mean to you?
Give Your Team the Right Tools
As key as salary and healthcare benefits are to most, having the right tools at work can’t be overstated.
As an example, if you have a sales team in place, do they have all they need to get the job done?
For some businesses, tracking and recording sales is much more difficult than it needs to be. As a result, there can be mix-ups and even some frustration for workers.
That is why it is good to consider having a commission tracking software program in place.
Whether you do a lot with sales or not, being able to note all the sales done within your organization is critical. It is critical not only for your revenue, but also making sure sales teams get the right commissions.
Speaking of the right tools in the office, you also want to be sure communication efforts are rather easy.
From in-office communication to out on the road, make sure they have the right accessories. Not having the right accessories can delay business and that is something you never want.
Do Workers Have Flexibility?
Even with a good salary, benefits and the right tools, employees can use flexibility too.
That said do you give your workers enough flexibility or are things too rigid?
For example, do you allow your workers any of the following options? If not, you may want to consider some or most of them moving ahead:
- Working from home- More brands are finding that allowing workers an option of work from home is good. As it turns out, many are actually more productive working out of their homes than in an office setting. Fewer distractions and the comforts of home can prove to be a better environment to get work done around.
- Onsite daycare – Some owners also have come to the conclusion that onsite daycare is good. For some workers with young children at home, it can be tough. That is juggling the work and family life. Do you have the ability of a safe and stress-free environment for parents to bring their younger kids? If so, give it some strong consideration.
- Choosing hours – While many have standard 9 to 5 or similar hours for work, others are more flexible. If it will not interrupt your workflow, give consideration to flexible hours. As long as they get in their eight or whatever hours you require a day, be willing to give some options.
Keeping great employees does not have to be a tough thing for you to do.
So, is it time you showed your workers a little more appreciation for all they do for you?