Experts say that you can only go in one of the two ways with employees. You should either let them know that their hard work is commendable or you should fire them. They say that there is no fun in paying employees that don’t impress you. Most leaders make the mistake of thinking that employees should appreciate them and be thankful to them for employing them. You couldn’t be more wrong. Your employees are working for you willingly and that is something that you should always be grateful for. Don’t forget that your employees have other options as well. They chose you over others.
Without employees, your business will not move an inch in the right direction.
Thus, you should make a call. Appreciate your employees regularly. Let them know that they matter to you. You could do this in different ways. A simple thank you is enough to make an employee’s day. A pat on the back, a smile, and an email of appreciation – these are touching acts that will not cost you a dime but will have a great impact. Plus, this will encourage your employees to do much better and dedicate themselves to the given tasks. Of course, only saying it through words will not help. Bonuses, increments, and incentives will also help your employees.
If you think an employee or a few employees don’t deserve appreciation, you should simply show them the door. You are paying them for a reason and if that reason is not fulfilled there is no fun in letting them hang around. Again, remember that your business almost completely depends on your employees. Employees who don’t deserve your praise are not working hard enough or are not able to impress you. Such employees don’t need to work for you. They will find other jobs that they are willing to work hard at and at those jobs they will be valued.
Make this the first task of your brand New Year and filter out your employees so that at the end of it you have happy employees who give their 100% to your company.
You need to have a healthy relationship with your employees. Remember that the good ones deserve to know that they are esteemed in your company and the bad ones need to be shown the door. You need not pay employees you think don’t deserve your praise.
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