If you want a successful business, you need to do something that you probably didn’t even realise. Keep your employees loyal! Your customers are important, but so are your employees. If you can’t keep them loyal, they could leave, bad mouth your business, and stop people from coming to you. You also don’t want people to begin to wonder why you have a high staff turnover. These tips will help you to keep your employees loyal:
Buy Them Lunch
Buying your employees lunch every so often might seem silly, but it can really work. If they’ve done a job well done and you want to thank them, order some pizza or take them out for a meal. They’ll remember times like this!
Tell Them How Well They’re Doing
Sometimes, you might think your staff know how much you appreciate them. However, they won’t unless you tell them. You need to tell them if they’re doing something that you like. If they’re doing some wrong, you need to tell them too. But make sure you make it a bit of a sandwich by giving them some good points too.
Give Them Counselling
Counselling sessions can help to keep your employees healthy and happy. You wouldn’t do this of course; you’d use an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This can make sure that your employee’s work is always at its best and up to standard. They’ll be less likely to call in sick due to personal problems if you make sure they have somebody to talk to about it.
You could use incentives to make sure your employees are loyal, such as bonuses and even gym memberships. There’s a load of different things you can do to make sure they’re getting the treatment they deserve. They should also have a comfortable work environment. They should have everything they need; heating, air conditioning, somewhere to cook, etc.
Staff training is essential to make sure they’re on top of their game. It never hurts to keep skills fresh in their minds. Skillful employees get more better satisfaction at work. If they need extra help, find a training provider that offers a broad range of training courses to help you evaluate their skills gaps. Value your employees just like you do your customers and invest in them. Give them the skills they need to succeed.
Give Them Team Building Activities
Team building activities are an amazing way to make sure your staff are not only happy, but working together well. They learn to grow both as individuals and a team. This of course impacts your business in a positive way. You could put some team building activities together yourself, or pay for them to do a professional course. It could involve anything from obstacle courses to bridge building.
So, now you know how you can guarantee loyal employees in the workplace. Use these tips and you’ll have your very own brand advocates for life and even after they’ve left! You can still be firm with them and let them know you’re the boss, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be treated well.
See you later!