Whether it’s a creative, quirky culture, or a more reserved one, is irrelevant. At the end of the day, for your company to reach its potential, it has to be the kind of culture where people want to show up everyday and give you their best.
Unfortunately, as one of the leading staffing agencies in Tempe, PrideStaff knows far too many employers don’t care enough about culture. They say all the right things about it during the hiring process. But when it comes down to it, leaders are too busy focusing on daily tasks to invest any time in shaping culture. It’s to their own detriment, though. Employees want to work for companies with visions, missions and beliefs that align with their own.
If you’re ready to intentionally influence your company’s culture for the better, consider these tips:
Be transparent about goals and expectations.
When companies have hidden agendas and don’t communicate with their staff, it makes for an uncertain work environment. Instead, to create a healthy work culture, it’s important to share your vision for goals and expectations, big and small, for the company, each department and team members individually.
When you do, don’t simply explain what you’re attempting to achieve, but why you’re doing it – and how each employee fits into that vision. The “what” is important, but so is the “why” because it makes people feel like part of something important.
Show you trust your team members.
Nothing undermines culture more than assigning projects to your team and then trying to micromanage them. Strong cultures are built on trust. You hired smart people; so let them do their jobs in their own way.
Remember, when your employees are treated well – and feel trusted and respected by you – they will in turn treat your customers well. Sure, you may get burned by an employee who has a negative attitude or doesn’t deserve your trust. However, most of your staff will appreciate your treatment of them, improving loyalty as a result.
Build a sense of camaraderie among your staff.
Your relationships with employees are vital to a strong culture; but so is their relationship with each other. That’s why it’s important to facilitate a sense of camaraderie and shared respect and caring among your team members, as well.
At the end of the day, company culture can help you hire top staff and retain them. Spending time investing in shaping a healthy one will go a long way in enabling your company to achieve it goals.
Need more help with hiring and retention?
Call PrideStaff. As one of the leading staffing agencies in Tempe, we will get to know your company, its culture, and the unique staffing challenges you face. We’ll then get to work finding candidates with the right mix of hard and soft skills to thrive on the job – and at your company.
Contact PrideStaff today to learn more about how we can help you.