Given how important your workers are to your business operation, are you doing all you can to take care of them?
If you are dropping the ball when it comes to those you employ, it could have a negative impact on your business.
That said is now the time to focus more on those helping you be successful?
Where Can You Improve Things?
In doing your best to make things better for those you employ, here are some areas to look into:
- Salaries – It stands to reason that most employees are focused on their salaries. While good working conditions and other factors are key, most workers want to make a good wage. Review what you are paying each person. That is to make sure it is in line with what employees in those positions make on a national level. While some are going to make more on experience, location and so on, you can at least get a feel for average salaries. Also keep in mind that the cost of living continues to go up. As such, are you doing enough to help employees meet those rising expenses?
- Commissions – Some are going to be eligible for commissions depending on the kind of work they do. As a result, make sure you have the right commission software in place. That software makes it much easier to determine and hand out commissions. This for example is something that sales team members are likely to be eligible for. With a commission sheet example and other documents, you can easily track commissions. When workers are eligible for and making good commissions, they tend to strive to do more.
- Growth – How much growth do you tend to offer people in your company? Most employees want that opportunity to grow within a business. Not only can it mean more responsibility and look good on a resume, it often means a better salary. If growth opportunities are stagnant, do not be surprised to see people leave. Do all you can to make opportunities available to move up the company ladder sooner than later.
- Flexibility – Do you offer a fair amount of flexibility within the company? Doing so can also keep more workers around for the long haul. For example, allowing some or all workers time to work from home can be popular. While some jobs do need onsite attention, not all do. If some of your workers have young children at home, allowing the parent to work from home at times is a good thing. You also may offer a daycare setup at work where parents. That is so workers can bring their children in and not have to worry about them at home with a babysitter or nanny.
No matter the things you come up with to take care of workers, know that you are doing something positive for you.
So, where might you improve how you treat those under your employment sooner than later?