Keeping your employees happy and engaged with their job has a direct reflection on the commitment that they will show to your organisation. There are many ways to ensure that your employees feel valued and have a good relationship with their job.
Valued employees add direct value to your organisation, they will be positive when they engage with colleagues, clients and third parties. This in turn creates a great place to work and benefits can include generating more sales, business retention and contract renewals.
There are many ways that an employer can ensure a positive relationship with their employees:
Value your employee as an individual and not just a member of the team. Let them know that you appreciate the work they do and recognise when they make an outstanding contribution. Small gestures go a long way.
Identify what motivates your employee. Surveys show that money is not the top motivator for most people, they rank gratifying work, appreciation and a feeling of independence in the way they perform their job duties as more motivating. Once the motivation is identified managers should remember that part of their job is to give positive reinforcement.
Communication. Frequently sit down and talk openly with your employee, listen to what they have to say. Ask for feedback on their role and allow them the chance to offer suggestions, the person doing the job is most likely to think of great ideas for change/improvement.
Include your employees in your company’s goals. By being open and ensuring that they understand the organisations goals and objectives your employees will feel like they are a part of the bigger picture.
Support employee development. Understand the ambitions that your employee has and be open to identifying training needs that can develop their skills.
Inspire and gain the respect of your employees. Your employees will look to you to demonstrate best practice, both in the way you conduct business and the way you conduct yourself. If you do not show commitment how can you expect your employees to?
Offer independent support to your employees going through difficult times. There are many ways to help your employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems. If your organisation does not have a support network in place then independent Employee Assistance Programmes generally offer confidential support.
At SEAC we take the wellbeing of both our apprentices and ‘Host Companies’ very seriously.
A dedicated Account Manager is assigned at outset to listen to the needs of your organisation and help you identify the best apprentice fit. Once your apprentice is in place, you and your apprentice will receive regular contact and advice, your Account Manager is available to help you at all times. We also engage the services of an independent Employee Assistance Programme for your apprentice’s wellbeing.
Visit How Apprenticeships work with SEAC for more information about how we can help your organisation.
Use our Register your interest with SEAC enquiry form to arrange a call back from one of our Account Managers.