5 Tips for Keeping Staff on Track During Tough Times

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The past few years have been unprecedented, and the future is uncertain. From worker shortages to high inflation, supply chain issues, and more, companies and their employees are dealing with some major challenges. This, in turn, can impact worker performance and productivity. The good news is that by keeping a few tips in mind, you can ensure your staff remains on track – even during tough times. Here’s what to do:

Communicate more often.

During difficult seasons, it’s important to communicate even more often than typical. Talk candidly about issues and concerns facing the company and address any rumors circulating. Work to keep your people informed and updated so they share your vision and commitment.

Meet individually with each employee.

Schedule time for one-on-one meetings with your staff members. This way, you can discuss any specific challenges they’re facing and work together to solve them. You can also talk about long-term career goals and how you can help your employees achieve them.

Empower your staff.

Don’t do all the talking. Listen too and encourage your team members to share their ideas, discuss their perspectives and talk about creative ways to solve problems and boost performance. The more invested your employees feel in your company, the more motivated they’ll be to succeed.

Praise good work.

Now more than ever, people want to hear good news. So, whether it’s an individual achievement or a team milestone, talk about it and offer recognition. This will help to set a more positive tone and show your staff that you appreciate them.

Keep calm and carry on.

Don’t take stress and frustration out on your employees. Even if someone made a mistake, this approach will backfire and cause them to get defensive. Instead, work together to solve challenges and remain unified, so you can navigate through any difficult circumstances together.

Do you need more manpower to weather through challenging times?

Turn to PrideStaff. We are one of Tempe’s leading staffing agencies and can provide you with access to skilled and dependable workers on a flexible basis, such as temporary, part-time, contract or temp-to-hire. To get started, simply contact us today.