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Take Care Of The Employees, And They Will Take Care Of You

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Running a business is not an easy thing to manage, especially when you have employees to consider. Not only do you need to ensure that the team you have in place is right for you and your business vision, but there are also some of the mainstream things to ensure you get right 100% of the time. For example, paying on time and taking care of the working environment. However, there is a consideration that taking care of the people you have working for you essentially means that they will return the favour. While you don’t want to be offering pay raises every five minutes, there are certain things you can do to keep your staff happy and working efficiently. I wanted to share with you what some of them are.

Offer plans for health

Health plans are something that many employers could consider offering, either as part of an employment package or with a subsidised pricing structure. Health can be a huge factor for employers, so safeguarding the future could be a great incentive for both you and the employee. You can get some great corporate health plans that can form part of your employment, or be modified to suit each employee individually. Of course, it is up to you how you would go about things. But it could be a great addition to your business.

Consider incentives to boost performance

Many people work well if they have goals to reach, and can often feel more motivated if there were incentives in place. For some employees, you may already have a bonus scheme in place. But often spot prizes or other incentives for reaching a one-off goal can prove lucrative to your business. It might be cash incentives or items like a new TV. There are plenty of ways you can do it, but ultimately the business wins as you end up with a more productive team who ultimately secures more business for you.

Be flexible with your working environment

Many employees would benefit from a flexible working environment, especially those who have a young family or even family members to take care of. Offering flexible hours or options to work from home could really help an employee out, and subsequently, enable them to constitute doing their job while still maintaining their family commitments. In most cases, being flexible makes someone value their employment a whole lot more.

Consider pension options

Thinking about the future is something that many of us don’t do until our later years. However offering something like an inclusive pension where the contributions are taken directly out of the wages as well as a contribution from the company, could help secure someone’s financial future when they hit retirement age.

Be clear with your expectations

Finally, being clear with your expectations when it comes to your employees is very important. Outlining sales targets or job roles can ensure that someone knows exactly what they are doing. This helps you to avoid costly things like a high staff turnover.

I hope that these tips help you to have happier employees working for you.

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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