No matter the size of your small business, it is important for you to all you can to keep workers over time.
Sure, some people come and go no matter how much an employer does to try and keep them in the fold.
That said the last thing you want to have is a revolving door at your place of business. In the event you have one, it can be hard to do business as time goes by. It can also leave some customers wondering how stable your business is to begin with.
So, what should you be doing to sell your workers on staying with you for the long haul?
How Do You Go About Treating Workers?
In looking to take better care of your employees, here are some reasons for them to consider staying:
1. Incentives – Have you done the right thing when it comes to giving workers incentives? For example, do you have a sales team in place? If the answer is yes, what kind of incentive program are they able to take part in? By having commissions for those selling, you are likely to see many of these folks work their hardest. That is because they have incentive to. Make sure you do a good job of tracking those commissions. One of the best ways to go about it is to have commission software at your disposal. That software makes it simpler to track and record each sale. When you do, you can make sure the right salesperson is rewarded. That is for the sale and they get their proper commission. Other incentives could be getting extra time off for their efforts or working from home at times. Make it so workers go to work each day striving to do their best.
2. Growth – If you have the ability for growth, this can also work to keep a fair number of employees with you over time. While some may be happy in their position and not looking to move up, others want to grow. By moving up the ladder, one could well see more pay that comes with that responsibility. When interviewing people, let it be known what you have to offer now and what could be coming down the road. This can give a prospect a better idea if you’re the right fit for them as you look to do the same.
3. Culture – Finally, it is important to always have a good workplace culture. No employee will want to work somewhere if they feel like they are not treated with respect. It is a day and age when workplace conditions are much more scrutinized than say even a decade ago. As a result, make sure you have a good working environment. That means each employee should not feel afraid to talk to you or a supervisor about any issues of concern. It also means each worker feels safe coming to work and not afraid of any potential harassment of any form.
In selling your workers on why they should stay with you, be the best salesperson going in your company.