As the saying goes, “your people are your most important asset.” But if you don’t tell them you value them, then you’re going to lose the best ones quickly. How do you go about showing your appreciation? With these tips:
Say “thank you.”
It sounds deceptively simple. Yet, as one of the leading staffing services in Tempe, PrideStaff knows just the simple act of saying “thank you” will go a long way in showing your appreciation to your staff.
It’s easy to assume that your employees know you value them. But if you never tell them so, then chances are, they don’t. So go out of your way to regularly thank employees in a timely manner. It’s both meaningful and motivational for them.
Ask their opinion.
Nothing says “I value you” quite like asking for your team’s opinion. While you certainly can’t get them involved with every decision, do ask when it’s appropriate and particularly when the decision involves them, or when they can offer you valuable insight. When employees feel like their voices matter, they’re more likely to stay loyal.
Get to know them.
That doesn’t mean you have to be best friends with your employees. In fact, you shouldn’t be. But it does mean getting to know them on a personal basis, including what motivates and interests them. You’ll not only better be able to manage and motivate them, but also develop a deeper, more meaningful relationship with your as a result.
Show your confidence in them.
It’s important that your employees feel like you have confidence in them. If, however, you’re constantly hovering or redoing their work – not due to quality, but simply because you want it done your own way – then that will simply undermine your relationship with them. That’s why it’s important to give your people the freedom to make some of their own decisions, and let them know you believe in them.
Whether through an actual financial incentive – like a bonus – or with a promotion, rewarding your top performers will not only make them feel appreciated but will help you retain them, as well.
When it comes to your company, high turnover can have serious financial repercussions, not to mention lower morale and productivity. But by following the tips above – and striving to show your appreciation to employees – they’ll be more likely to stay with you for the long haul and work harder in the process.
Need help finding loyal, hard-working people for your team?
Call the experts at PrideStaff. As one of the leading staffing services in Tempe, we can provide you with access to talented individuals for a wide variety of roles. From recruiting and screening to interviewing and negotiating, we can also help you with every aspect of hiring, start to finish. Contact PrideStaff today to learn more about how we can help you.