Building Your Employees’ Loyalty
You can’t put a price tag on loyal employees. Behind every long-successful company is a team of long-term workers who truly enjoy their jobs. These people trust their employer and feel fortunate to work for an organization where they feel valued.
If turnover levels at your company are high and productivity is low, it’s time to focus on earning your employees’ loyalty. Here’s a few tips to make your team happier at work.
Listen to Their Ideas
You hired exceptionally bright employees, so instead of always talking at them, listen to their thoughts and opinions. It’s hard for people to become engaged when they don’t feel like they have a voice. Implementing at least some of their ideas will give them a sense of ownership and empowerment.
Different people work in different ways; however, that doesn’t make either approach wrong. If you manage with a ‘my way or the highway’ attitude, you’re accomplishing nothing but frustrating your team. Allow them to complete assignments their own way, because constantly hovering accomplishes nothing but driving people away.
Keep Them in the Loop
Your employees have chosen to dedicate their professional lives to your company, so they deserve to know what’s going on. When something good or bad happens concerning the business, they deserve to hear the news first. Keeping them in the dark is insulting and makes them feel insignificant.
Provide Work-Life Balance
Employees shouldn’t have to sacrifice their personal lives to work for your company. Increase loyalty by allowing them to enjoy a sense of balance. This can be achieved by offering flexible scheduling, allowing them to work from home, and granting as many paid time off requests as possible. This will make employees happy and fill them with a sense of gratitude, because they know all employers don’t make it easy to enjoy a fulfilling personal life.
Treat Them With Respect
No one wants to work for a company where they feel constantly disrespected. If managers talk down to employees, disregard their opinions and don’t give them a voice, they’re bound to be unhappy. This type of behavior creates a hostile work environment employees are eager to get away from. You can’t expect people to be productive or stick around when they’re treated poorly.
Recognize Great Work
The best employees don’t want or need praise every time they turn around. However, people will feel underappreciated if their efforts are rarely — or never — recognized. A compliment from the boss or a simple ‘Thank you’ goes a long way. You’re probably used to your team achieving greatness, but they won’t know you’re impressed unless you speak up.
Invest in Their Futures
Your staff is a bright, ambitious group of people, so make them feel valued by helping them learn and grow. Gestures such as sending employees to conferences, bringing trainers into your office, and paying for at least part of continuing education efforts shows employees you want them on your team for the long term. When you invest in your staff, they reward you with loyalty.
Hiring people who want to grow their career with your company is a must. To learn more about how we can help you find top behavioral health talent, contact us today at (513) 651-9500 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.