Havoc at the office? Maybe it’s you, as an employer, who is the source of conflict. Learn more about what separates a good employer from a bad one.
Judging a person on a scale of professionalism and work ethics is tough. Employers play a crucial part in an organization’s success. Being a good judge of character is beneficial. However, misjudge a candidate, and it often leads to crisis situations. As an employer, you need to keep the workforce satisfied, make sure they are happy working for you and also make an example of slackers to ensure that your team knows who is ‘boss’.
Here are a few management tips to consider:
1 – Am I Motivating?
Letting your employees know that they are on the payroll and have to work for their salaries simply isn’t good enough. The present economy is cruel and there’s a significant talent crunch in the job market. Employees are constantly looking for better opportunities and a chance to develop and grow as professionals.
As an employer, you must convince your team that they work at the best organization in the world, surrounded by the best of the best. How can you do that? Well, set a goal, make breakthroughs, identify opportunities, and most importantly—be a leader.
2 – Am I Engaging?
As the employer, engaging with your employees is essential as it breeds productivity. For any team member, being recognized and appreciated as a contributor to the values of the organization boosts morale and work ethics. You, as the employer, will also learn about what drives and motivates your craftsmen.
3 – Is The Work Atmosphere Positive?
An employee is able to achieve his/her maximum potential only when they feel welcome in their environment. A healthy work atmosphere and culture exhibits efficiency, demarcates long and short term goals, and reinforces an organization’s vision.
You must make sure that every member of your staff, irrespective of their role, feels at home, and considers themselves a part of a huge family. This can increase productivity and performance within the company.
4 – Are My Plans In Order?
As an employer, the goals of the organization and the HR strategy should be perfectly aligned. To develop an HR strategy, emphasis should be laid on analyzing the characteristics of an industry, determining the competitive advantage, and identifying key resources and talent.
Here are few questions to ask yourself while devising a full-proof HR strategy:
- What am I trying to achieve?
- How am I going to achieve it?
- How long is it going to take?
- What kind of people should I hire to realize my vision?
- What do I do to keep my employees happy and satisfied?
Hiring is just the easiest step towards building a good business idea. Keeping your workforce content and the workplace healthy is another ball game altogether, and that’s what draws a line between a good and a great employer.