Over the years, we have seen automation render millions of jobs redundant. However, while people are busy cursing it, most of them have missed the rising demand for extraordinary talent. According to Material Handling and logistics over 41 per cent of manufacturers argued that the need for skilled workers had overtaken the need for a thriving economy. While most companies believe that a fat paycheck can keep your employees, only the iconic few will manage to get the best out of them. The reality is that employers need to meet the following conditions if they are to retain their staff.
Provide your employees with opportunities to thrive
By providing employees with opportunities to succeed, you create a sense of care and love. You prove to them that they have a future in your institution. The best way to do this is by enlisting them for training and conferences. Additionally, you can also pay for tuition where upon completion they can provide new ideas to your organization. As a manager understand each individuals passion and talent. Offer jobs to them based on their talents and passion. You could also provide HR, Legal and payroll services to the employees. This will not only guide them through their stay at your company but also it will also guide your finance department from any legal suits. Lastly, ensure your staff has a health cover for his or her family. This will not only allow them to thrive, but it will also enable the company to retain employees for decades.
Create a conducive environment for your employees to feel as assets in your organization
In case you wish to get the best out of your employees, then you need to let them feel part of your organization. Before passing out rules and regulations, get their input. Allow them to be part of trade unions in your company where they can channel their ideas and displeasure to the hierarchy. As a manager, you could always say hi to them by their name. Additionally, try creating weekend getaways for your employees. This will help them to feel loved and also to motivate them to perform exemplary on their duties.
Create an honest working environment
While carrying out interviews ensure that the HR employs individuals by merit. This should also apply during promotions. It would be demoralizing to seek managers externally while you have individuals who have worked at your organization for years. This will not only prove to them that there is no future at your organization but also that you don’t trust them to oversee the company’s goals. However, in case your business goes south, or you get a better offer, ensure to inform your employees of your intention to sell. Additionally, ask the new management to ensure your employee careers are safe.
Recognize and appreciate good work
Monetary rewards are sweet, but recognizing exemplary work is better. Employees need to feel loved and not just robots to offer excellent jobs and get paid. Create a platform where you award exemplary employees. Though it may cost the company several “Benjamins,” trophies go a long way in motivating your staff. It is also an excellent way of appreciating the good work done by your employees.
Make your company goals clear
Before employing any individual, ensure to state your company’s goals. Mention it on the application form and also during the interview. This will help employees determine whether their passion lies with the company or elsewhere. Furthermore, this will not only invite passionate individuals to apply, but it will also help you evade chances of having to employ individuals after several months. In case of any changes communicate to them directly.