A new year brings with it new year’s resolutions – and 2021 is no exception. Make this a year in which you focus on bringing out the best in your employees.
Why? Because bringing out the best in them works to your advantage and the advantage of the company. If you can help employees succeed and grow in 2021, it’s likely to increase their satisfaction with the company and their engagement with their work.
Employee satisfaction and engagement, in turn, have very specific and measurable impacts on employee retention. Employees who are satisfied with their position, their work environment, and their chances for promotion are likely to stay long term. That increases employee productivity and lessens both the time to train employees and costs to train them.
Not only that, but these factors also work to improve the hiring picture. Word about companies gets around. If you create a culture that your current employees view as positive, they tend to talk about it. Top-notch people will be more likely to want to work at your company.
So how do you bring out the best in your people? Here are 3 tips.
1. Harmonize your plans with the company goals
Think through the company goals and the goals for your team specifically. Your plans for bringing out the best in employees need to harmonize with those goals and not exist in a vacuum.
If your company’s goals involve increasing productivity, for example, your plans need to have more productivity as an end-point. If it’s increasing the quality of new hires, perhaps you can target your best employees and partner with them for ideas, including asking if their former colleagues and friends are job hunting.
2. Communicate with the employees about their goals
Then, communicate with employees about their goals. You need to know what their goals in the workplace are. You don’t want to draw up a promotional path for a specific individual only to find that person would rather remain where they are – but would like flexible hours!
Of course, that doesn’t mean that your plans will be to get whatever they want to them. But fostering productivity and engagement needs input from employees about what a good workplace means to them.
That way, if you want to groom an employee for higher levels, you can choose an employee who is both qualified and wants higher levels.
3. Incentivize employees
The other crucial element of finding out what employees would like to see? You know how best to incentivize them to bring out the best in them. If you want more productivity and know that flexible schedules are desired, you might reward top producers with the option for flex time.
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If your goals include productivity and engagement, we can help. Expert Staffing consultants take pride in finding top-notch candidates with some of the industry’s most comprehensive recruitment strategies. To find out how to maximize our services, contact a consultant today.