30 Mar How to ensure your employees stay loyal
No matter the size of your business, you want to ensure your employees stay loyal. The process of recruiting alone is a tedious one, so best get it right the first time and then work on keeping your employees happy.
Some say loyalty doesn’t exist within a company but ask the guy that has worked for 40 years that question, and there are many like him out there.
So, what can you do to keep your employees loyal?
Building a relationship is key and we don’t mean become buddies with your staff. Showing genuine interest still goes a long way and finding out what makes your employees do what they do well – these can help you understand them better.
- Employee Freedom
This can work itself out in flexible work hours, trust when dealing with clients, and delegating tasks that you would normally hold close.
- Show, don’t tell
The age old – lead by example – stands true with employer/employee relationships. How can you expect them to stay true if you cannot show them just how things should be done? You may make mistakes and its good that they see that too – it will help them realise you are human too and bring them closer.
- Purposeful Purpose
Help your staff understand why they do what they do. No matter your product or service, they have to get it – the WHY you have this business and why you are there in the first place. Give their duties purpose and you will definitely be able to help your employees stay loyal.
- Be there for them
In good and bad times, don’t be that guy that drops them. You and your business will go through ups and downs, and so will they. Unless they are pulling the wool over your eyes, find out the genuine reason they are not managing, and try to help.
Good staff are hard to find, but sometimes we don’t realise we had good staff till they are gone.