When you rely on your employees to get the job done for you, you want to make sure they have all the tools necessary.
Keep in mind that workers’ without the resources they need often struggle to meet the demands. When this happens, owners can end up losing business.
So, how can you get the most production out of your employees?
Giving Employees what They Need
In looking at your employees and their ability to be productive, focus in on the following:
1. Sales team – If you have workers in sales, it is imperative that they have the tools to conduct their jobs. From computers to phones and more, they need to be able to connect. That is with current and prospective customers. That said you also want to make sure your employees get the proper rewards for all their hard work. That is why it makes sense to have a commission tracker in place. Such a tracker allows you to more easily record each sale. In doing this, the right salespeople get the right commissions. Now, could anything be easier than that? If salespeople are not getting the proper commissions, it can deter them from doing the best job. When this happens, your business can suffer.
2. Out of the office – There are going to be times for various businesses that their employees are out of the office. This can be for deliveries, meeting with clients, attending trade shows and more. It is important for your employees in such roles to have the tools they need to get the job done. From reliable vehicles to tech, make sure they do not come up short-handed in these efforts. As more work moves away from office settings, be sure your employees out of the office can get the job done.
3. Flexibility on the job – Finally, do you offer some flexibility on the job? Doing so can make more employees go the extra mile for you. If you have rigid work conditions, some may decide it is better to go elsewhere sooner than later. Such flexibility can include working from home at times. Yes, some jobs require an onsite presence all the time. As such, working out of one’s home is no going to be an option. In other jobs, there is more flexibility to allow some or all workers the freedom of working from home. Decide what is in your company and employees’ best interests.
Providing Room for Growth
Along with the suggestions for growth, it never hurts to offer employees the ability to grow with you.
Depending on the size and type of business you run, there may or may not be options to move up the corporate ladder. If the former, you have a better chance of keeping employees around for the long haul.
Take the time to see if you are offering enough opportunities for growth.
Among the areas to focus on:
· Increased salaries
· Increased benefits
· More job responsibilities
By being a company on the move, you have a better chance of keeping many of your workers for the long haul.
In reviewing your employee production, where do you need to make improvements?