Do you own a business? If so then you’ll surely want to know how to get the best from your employees. If you run your business like a factory, simply working your employees harder and harder until they are burned out then don’t be surprised if they eventually quit, en-masse.
Remember that caring for your employees is the most important thing you can to keep your employees satisfied and your business making money.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to care for employees.
- Give Them Time Off
They say time is money. But that’s a fallacy and one which 2020 has hopefully shown is a cruel and ineffective way of looking at the world. Everybody values their time especially since they’ve spent so much of 2020 stuck indoors, worrying and fearing for the safety of their loved ones.
As a result of COVID-19, more employees than ever are taking time off. You should encourage and embrace this, not penalize it. This is how you care for employees during a pandemic.
Be sure to make sure that your employees have plenty of time off and try to be lenient with them if they want to go on a vacation. You could do something revolutionary and let employees go home after they have finished their work for the day instead of giving them more work.
- Check In With Them
Be sure to check in with your employees as often as you can. You don’t want them to feel like you don’t care about them. They might start to feel demotivated and go off task if you don’t follow up with them.
As we’re all working remotely you need to make sure that there are regular check-in points with your employees. Make sure they know when these check-ins are going to take place and what you are likely to discuss.
Remember the personal is the professional during these times; be sure to enquire with your employees about their families and personal circumstances.
It’s important to keep in mind that your employees are your business. This is a key tenant of taking care of employees.
- Don’t Overwork Them
If you overwork your employees they will burn out, their mental health with disintegrate and they will surely quit. Pace your employees and appreciate employees.
Get to know what’s too much for them and which employees work well under pressure and which ones need a little bit of help to come out of their shell.
Have a strict overtime policy so that every employee does the same amount of overtime that works around their schedule.
Be sure to arrange an employee appreciation day to make sure they feel valued at least once a year.
Caring for Employees Is Vital
Caring for employees in 2020 is vital work. Without strong and loyal employees your business is nothing. You need to ensure that there is a place for them in your company and that they don’t feel overworked.
Communication is key as is ensuring they all get plenty of time off work and none of them feel like they are being put-upon to do all of the overtime.
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