Leaders of businesses don’t tend to realize just how much their employees do for them. When we find a person to fill a role within our company, we are buying their time from them and expecting them to do a whole host of different jobs within this time. Some go above and beyond, others work at the bare minimum to where they need to be; it’s up to a good manager to weed the latter out and work with them to get them back up to a sound standard.
Look After Their Health
Our health is the most precious thing that we possess, and it can be taken away from us in an instant. Rather than being the reason for the health being taken away from your employees, your business should be taking every precaution to preserve it. There are health and safety consultants available for you to book time with to chat to regarding the hazards around the workplace; something that every small business owner needs to take into account. Generally speaking,
Not Just Physical Health
One in four of us will be affected by poor mental health at some point in our working lives, so we’re working with high statistics; if you have twenty people working for you, at least five could be affected. Keep your office door open for regular chats to see how they’re doing. Don’t put any less focus on somebody’s mental health than you would their physical health; it’s just as vital to treat it with the importance it deserves. There are counseling services that you can get involved with your company to give your employees the option to talk out any problems and get further help. The more consideration that you give the symptoms of a mental health problem, the less sick days that your employees will have to take in order to deal with them when it all gets too much.
An Increase In Motivation
The more interest that you show in those that are working for you, the more interest that they’ll show in the work that they’re doing for you. There’s nothing worse than putting your all into a job and not getting recognition or thanks for your hard work – so put yourself in the shoes of those you are employing and try and think about how you would like to be treated in the workplace. An increase in motivation in your staff will lead to better results overall, leading to a financially rewarding return at the end of the year; you’re doing it for the good of your business as well as the good of your employees.
In short, the more that you take care of those who you have chosen to work for you, the more that you will find your business has the ability to thrive. It takes a lot of people doing small tasks to keep a company running along smoothly, and nobody’s job should go unnoticed – it all counts towards a prosperous and happy working environment.Published in