When you have employees, you need to try to remember that they are people as well as parts of your business. You hire them to provide you with a service, and that is what they do, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be considering them all of the time. People need looking after and nurturing if they are going to be the best versions of themselves, and as the employer it’s important that you are doing this in the work environment. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that your employees wished you knew, so keep reading carefully.
If You Put Effort Into Them, They Will Too
If you put the effort into them, then they are going to put the effort into you. A lot of employers expect their employees to give them 110%, but they are not willing to give anything back. They are not helping with anything like training courses, they are not taking the time to get to know their employees, and they are generally not being there for them. For example, cyber awareness is an important part of business, but some business owners aren’t taking the time to educate employees, but shout at them when something goes wrong.
Sending your employees on training courses is going to be massively helpful to them as they can learn to develop their skills. Put the effort into training them and letting them get better at what they do, because they are more inclined to give it back.
Sometimes They Just Need A Little Help
Sometimes people just need a little bit of help rather than being told they should know what to do. There are always going to be situations that have us stumped, and there are going to be situations where you’re not sure of the best way to proceed. A lot of employees are told to ask for help when they are unsure about something, but when they do this, they are told that they should know what they are doing and to figure it out themselves.
Instead of doing this, offer the help that they need. Try being there for them and trying your best to give them the solution that they are looking for. Then, in the future, they are going to know how to solve this issue rather than needing help again!
Being Understanding Goes A Long Way
One of the most common problems that people have with their employers is the lack of understanding. We are all people, and that means that we all have lives outside of work. Some people have child commitments, and some people have other commitments, but sometimes that can interfere with work. We understand if an employer is getting angry about constant problems and let downs from an employee, but being understanding goes a long way.
For example, if there is an employee who is late because of school traffic or whatever, try extending grace rather than berating them for being late. Everyone needs a little kindness when things are going manic around them, and understanding from the boss when things aren’t going right can help your relationship massively.
It’s Easier To Respect Someone Who Is Present
The last thing that we’re going to say is that it is far easier to respect someone who is present in the business culture. Instead of a figurehead, it’s important that employees get to see the boss, that they interact with them and things like this. We understand that they have a lot of things to do as the boss, a lot of which aren’t able to be seen, but it’s still important for morale for employees to see them.
If you want your relationship with your employees to be the best that it can be, then you have got to be as present as possible. Try something like an open door policy where you can, as this is massively helpful.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that your employees wished that you knew. A lot of the time, the tension between employees and employers is there because the employees feel like nobody is listening to them about their needs, and this needs to be sorted quickly. We wish you the very best of luck, and hope that you manage to take this advice under consideration, and use the information to build a stronger relationship with your employees going forward.