When you think about your employees and how you treat them, do you think you treat them well? Would you say that your employees are happy working for you? We would hope that as a business owner this would be important to you, and if it isn’t, then you need to rethink your priorities. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you should be doing if you want to treat your employees correctly, so keep reading to find out more.
The first thing that you should be doing is treating your employees with compassion. We know that having employees who are late is not always ideal for your business, but you don’t know what is going on in their personal life. Their child could be sick, they could have been helping their elderly parents do something before their shift started, or traffic could have simply been a nightmare. These are all things that they can’t control, and you need to be compassionate and understanding about things like this. Of course, if they are just late because they didn’t set their alarm to get there on time, this is an entirely different matter. Instead of getting annoyed straight off the bat, talk to them and find out what is going on. You will find that they work harder when they like the person they are working for, which means they are talking to customers in a better way, leading to better levels of customer retention.
If your employees need help, whose job is it to help them? Yours. You are the boss, you are there to direct them in what they should be doing, but also helping them when they need it. If you are not doing this, then how do you expect them to get things done? Your employees need to feel as though they can come to you and tell you when they are struggling, otherwise everything is going to take twice as long. Be willing to help your employees, and even sometimes come down and ask if they need anything.
The final thing that you should be doing is praising your employees when they do something well. Above anything else, employees want to be appreciated for the work that they do, and a simple thank you and good job is going to work wonders for you. It’s easy to just assume that things should be done correctly, but the reality is that a lot of work went into it, and you should be thankful for that.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you should be doing in order to be treating your employees correctly. The thing that you need to remember over everything else is that they are doing a job for your company and they keep your business above water. Your employees deserve to be treated well by you, so make sure that you are doing this.