In business life, it’s very important that we cultivate the right connections, and this is especially true when hiring staff members. It’s important for them to feel at home within your business, and able to function as part of it. Additionally, you must ensure that the employee feels comfortable in their environment, and trust is a large part of this.
When an employee feels as though they are seen as a number or a cog, that trust will start to fade. For instance, if they are routinely overworked with little recompense for their time, odds are they will start to find employment elsewhere. But how can we ensure that our firm gives the right impression, and more importantly, helps our employees feel protected or cared for when they need it most?
Additionally, how can we cultivate our firm’s reliability to the extent that it will matter? After all, news of our trustworthiness spreads, and can one day grant us the means to higher more impressive talent. With that in mind, we’d love to discuss some of the following tidbits of advice with you. Odds are, you’ll made them work tremendously well:
Reliable Payroll & HR
An employee can be the most loyal worker you have, but the moment their payment is late, for the incorrect amount or delayed unhappily, you have a problem. This is why HRIS systems are essential to integrate with your systemic approach to caring for your staff, as through this means you can ensure payroll is the most reliable process in your firm, and also cultivate measures for appropriately managing HR complaints or situations your department must manage. This way, employees know they’re being taken care of.
Credit Where It’s Due
It’s annoying when someone tells a joke you have said only louder and receives all the credit. Just imagine how frustrating it can be when a manager overtakes the idea of a team member and passes it off as their stroke of brilliance. This is a hyper-specific example, but in many systemic ways we can find our firm does exactly that. Integrating a ‘credit where due’ system and a means to give everyone a voice, even if that means an idea submissions round in your meeting, can enable you to hear those who have something to say. This way, staff know they have something to contribute, and that they’ll be treated fairly for it.
Appraisals are important when reviewing your staff and making sure they have a future spot in your firm, or that you wish to renew their contract. They may not have hit overwhelming sales targets, but maybe your staff have been focusing hard on sustaining your business in the time of Covid-19. Perhaps even in normal times, staff are indispensable despite not achieving mainline goals. Don’t view people as robots, but be sure to view their work objectively. This way you can encourage fairness while also viewing value from different angles, and avoiding unfair dismissal for all. That, in turn, will certainly help staff trust you.
With this advice, you’re certain to cultivate trust and belief in your firm on behalf of your employees.