Keeping your employees engaged and helping them succeed can often be a difficult task. When your employees are encouraged to succeed and do well your organisation can only in turn benefit from their achievements.
Here at All Good Tales, we recognise the importance of happy employees. We’ve put together three helpful tips to help your employees succeed.
Retaining Talented Employees
This is 2018, it is fast paced, ever-changing and people are constantly searching for their next big opportunity. It is becoming more and more difficult to hang on to talented individuals. These people set your organisation apart. They help to set a high standard of work, keep a level of consistency and inspire those coming up behind them.
Realistically this isn’t about tricking your employees to stay longer. Instead, ensure your staff are motivated by their work. They should be invigorated by what they get up for every morning.
For this, you need to go from the beginning. When someone new starts, what they need a comprehensive induction into the organisation and their role. It’s important that they feel welcomed and supported. They need to know that the company is invested in their professional and personal development.
Those first few weeks should include detailed goals and objectives. Use tools to track their progress and regular meetings with their managers to check in. Try to catch any issues or uncertainty early on. When your employees know you’re invested in them, they’ll be more likely to strive for success.
Workforce Training & Development/ Continuous Learning
Employee training and development is one of the most important things an employer can undertake. By offering staff the chance to upskill in key areas you are improving the universal skill set of the company. You are also improving the confidence, morale and productivity of your employees.
Continuous learning in the workplace can start at a very basic level by creating a culture of cooperation among staff. Ideally, for this to work, experienced members of staff would train other employees as the need arises. This creates a more open and collaborative relationship with employees of all levels.
Another option is special training days and courses. Thess can usually be held external organisations. Getting into a new environment is nearly as important as the course itself. These sessions give you have the opportunity to show them how invested you are in their leadership growth and development. Specifically, tailor your training to the goals and interest areas of your employees.
Here at All Good Tales we conduct a range of training session. These include helping your staff improve their storytelling, presentations, media and communications skills.
Creating a Quality Employee Experience
A quality employee experience stems from a positive, well rounded and engaging workplace culture. Combining the above two points is a stepping stone to helping your employees thrive.
However, employee experience is something that needs to be constantly worked on. It needs to be developed over time as your organisation changes. There is a lot to consider when trying to give your employees the best experience possible. Including environmental factors to workplace relationships and leadership structures.
This starts from the ground up. Ensure your team all have good working relationships with one another. This will provide a smooth workflow with people open to seeking advice and asking questions.
Checking in regularly on employee satisfaction in different areas will help give you direction on what works well for you in terms of workplace culture. It will show where there is room for improvement.