Every employee should contribute to your profitability.
- Standards: When interviewing applicants lay down the standards that you expect both in achievement and personal behaviour.
- Sharing progress and goals: Set up a tracking board that you can control by computer so that everyone in your organisation can see the daily progress and goal achievement. It may be new customers gained, material output or other gains. Use symbols such as flashing lights for major achievements.
- Fair Pay: Pay a fair remuneration and offer bonuses after a trial period. Above award wages show that you value your workers and that they will be more likely to invest their own time and efforts into your company.
- From the Bottom to the Top: Management Employer engagement with good rewards impacts upon retention, customer loyalty, safety and productivity. Always remember that training is costly so that it is in your interests to keep your staff, including the company director should always walk the floor. The best ideas for productivity and improvement come from the factory floor, whilst good relationships with management who are responsive and approachable increase engagement and profitability.
- Atmosphere during down-time: There is no reason for a lunch-room to be plain. Funky relaxing furnishings, once-a-week catering or a pizza day, bright colours and music can make your place of work where good employees want to be.
- Extras: Bonuses can be financial, but with a bit of thought they could be a holiday trip including flights and hotel.
Employer engagement with good rewards impacts upon retention, customer loyalty, safety and productivity.