Hire the Right Team
Hiring the right team is the first step towards building a productive workforce. This starts with the interview, so you need to ensure you’re asking the right questions and hiring for the right reasons.
When the rest of your team are surrounded by good employees who are hardworking, positive and helpful then that will naturally encourage others to do the same and will create a good team spirit.
It’s also important to root out the bad employees who don’t pull their weight, are constantly late or are disruptive to the workforce.
Praise When Due
Having an engagement strategy in place is key to keep your employees on board and getting the best work out of them as they feel more valued.
Being motivational, giving positive feedback and discussing their work is all vital in improving their confidence, this can be based on a single piece of work, during a busy time or in regular reviews. This furthermore helps towards their development which of course boosts their productivity.
Giving employees responsibilities is the best way to improve their induvial progress and in turn, will help them to work harder within the company.
This is also a great way to see what your employees strengths and weaknesses are, from there you can help them to improve and build upon certain skills.
You may not like to think so, but offering your employees incentives to work hard and reach targets actually work!
Monetary incentives can work but if this is done wrong, you may end up shelling out a fortune which may be counter-productive. Instead, why not offer something more feasible such as holidays, company related rewards or outside rewards. Just make sure that the targets are achievable and employees can actually reap them.
Take a Look at Yourself
A good workforce is run by a good boss, so take it upon yourself to be one.
Some may find it harder than others to lead but this is a learning curve you need to perfect in order to maximise your workforce and business.
Being fair, approachable, give feedback, get to know your employees and work fearlessly to bring the team together as one.
If an employee knows that there are development and career opportunities with you and your company then they have something to aim towards, a reason to work hard and a loyalty.
This secure environment is invaluable in motivating your employees so make sure this is outlines from the moment you hire new employees and don’t fall short on any promises you make.
They say a company is only as good as its employees so it’s imperative you get it right.
Happy employees make for the most productive workforce so it really is worth investing resource and time into making their working lives better.