Every manager or business owner knows how important their team is – or they should do.It is a matter of trust; knowing that the people that work for you can be trusted to be honest dealing with money and with having the best interests of the business at heart, but it is also a matter of knowing that you can’t possibly do every job by yourself and that you need help.
We don’t always appreciate the good people that work for us. We forget that they help make life run easier and that they are contributing to the success of a business and helping to put money in the bank.All you need is a few bad experiences with lazy, untrustworthy or dishonest employees to remind yourself to appreciate good staff.So how can you show staff that you appreciate them?It might be easy for the Richard Bransons of the world to take staff on luxurious breaks to say thank you, but for the majority of small business owners there just isn’t enough money for big glamorous and generous acts.
However, it is in everyone’s means to make grateful gestures, and when doing so remembering that all your staff would really like is to have more free time and more time with their families. So maybe the weekend in Barcelona with the company is not just unnecessary but also unwanted? Perhaps you could suggest that every staff member takes it in turns to take a paid half-day each Friday, to say thanks after a big deal or a period of intensive labour.
While it isn’t always easy to find ways to boost staff morale that don’t cost the earth, it is easy to pinpoint the things that destroy morale – late or non-payment of wages is top of the list. If you fear that you are guilty of this, you should seriously considering outsourcing your HR payroll to payroll companies.Loyalty and friendship aside, your HR payroll is what ties you to your great staff; risk that and you do, literally, risk everything. Enlist the service of experienced payroll companies to ensure that your business is in safe hands.