Maintaining a productive workforce is crucial to the ongoing success of your company. Here are five tips from the MIA’s Business Support Helpline partner, Croner on how to get the most out of your employees…
Make sure everyone is fully trained
All new starters should be fully trained in the best methods to do their job, either through an induction or by shadowing more experienced colleagues. Be prepared to provide ongoing support if necessary.
Try not to micromanage
Remember that staff can respond poorly to being over supervised. By trusting employees to take more ownership in how they manage their own time and resources, you can help encourage their own personal development.
Set clear targets for your staff to work towards and put rewards in place for achieving them. Employees are more likely to get a task done on time if there are incentives, such as a dress-down day or bonus.
Allow flexible working
More companies are moving away from the 9 to 5 bracket than ever, and are offering more flexible working hours instead. This can help staff maintain outside commitments and work during periods where they feel the most productive.
Provide opportunities for development
Employees are more likely to work harder to succeed in their role if they can see potential for future opportunities. Provide ways for employees to develop their skills and knowledge, either through increased training opportunities or giving them more responsibility.
If you need support with employee productivity or conduct, speak to a Croner expert.
As part of your membership with the MIA you can speak to a Croner expert for help with any of the above issues and get free in-depth, tailored advice. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01403 800500 for the exclusive Business Support Helpline scheme number.