The top 6 ways to improve care for your employees
GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO PERSONALLY HELP
It isn’t enough to simply assist your employees with work issues. A great leader should keep his eyes open for ways to help out with personal issues as well.
SHOW INTEREST IN THEIR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
We’ve always been baffled by companies that don’t allow significant others at work events. Why would you not want to include your employee’s No.1 supporter? Work is a lot easier when you have support at home, so you will want your employee’s partner to know you appreciate him or her as well.
RELATE TO THEM; DON’T ACT LIKE YOU’RE ABOVE THEM.
If you’ve ever been in a culture where the executives have all the perks you know first-hand what it feels like to think your leader doesn’t care about you.
When you sense an employee’s having a problem, think about what you’ve gone through and share with them how you did or didn’t overcome the situation.
As a leader putting yourself on their level by showing your own vulnerability and imperfections helps them overcome their challenges
MAKE TIME FOR THEM
It’s hard for employees to feel appreciated when their leader is too busy for a simple chat. It can be easy to get caught up in day-to-day projects but by holding yourself accountable for regular conversations with your team employees will feel valued and respected
BE AWARE OF THE EXPECTATIONS THAT YOU SET
You can do all of the above and let it go to waste if as a leader you set expectations too high that realistically cannot be met. Nothing unravels morale more.
Before your employees will believe in, or care about, the long-term vision of the company, its culture, or its success, they need to feel that you see each of them as a person — not just an “employee” to execute your to-do list. They need to feel that their leader — and the company — is invested in them.
Once you show your team how much you value them, there’s nothing they won’t strive to accomplish.
LITTLE THINGS DO MATTER
A quick email to your team after a win or a note of encouragement during a big project or task can go a long way, especially if you’re working with a limited amount of time.
Send an email to express your appreciation for each member of your team. Just type a few sentences to explain why you value them.
If you can’t think of anything you value about each employee, consider that a red flag!
About P3 Business Care
P3 Business Care is a Community Interest Company and social enterprise operating across the UK. Supporting your business on a weekly basis we provide personal and proactive care to your employees working in partnership with the company. We develop trust & relationships so we can identify and address issues before they become crisis, absence, or staff turnover. Read more about our services here