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Employers' checklist - 15 tips for success with staff

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Keeping employees can prove tough for some businesses. And often the employer can’t work out why the turnover is so high. It’s important to make your employees feel like they are a part of business.

There are many things you can do to encourage your employees to achieve their best – for their own growth and for that of your business. Are you doing these?

  1. Do your sales people really know your clients and are they developing solid relationships with them or merely flogging products?
  2. Are you training management and staff regularly? Do you see this as an investment in your business?
  3. Are you empowering your staff to make them feel they can make some decisions in the business and have a degree of ownership?
  4. Are you paying and rewarding your employees adequately?
  5. What kind of atmosphere have you created? Is it a friendly environment where people are happy working and feel valued?
  6. Are you training staff in the way your business systems operate?
  7. Do you staff know what role you play in the business?
  8. Are you learning to delegate tasks and trusting that they will be done as well as if not better than the way you do them?
  9. If you can’t afford to spend much on training are you making sure that information about your business is getting through to all your staff?
  10. Have you thought about using a staff mentoring or buddy system to train up new with old staff?
  11. Have you defined the culture of your business so you attract people within that culture?
  12. Have you clearly explained to your staff what you expect from them?
  13. Have your staff seen your mission statement and do they understand your vision? Is it prominently displayed in your business?
  14. Do people enjoy working in your business? Do you have a bright, office with lots of light and an atmosphere conducive to enjoyment?
  15. Have you joined an employers group to learn more about your legal obligations to avoid any conflict?

Work on your business, not in it. To learn how, book a complimentary business assessment today with a Switzer Business Coach.

Important information: This content has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular individual. It does not constitute formal advice. For this reason, any individual should, before acting, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual’s objectives, financial situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice.

Published on: Wednesday, May 05, 2010

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