Why on earth would you want to know how you could annoy your staff, the people who contribute to your dream business day after day?
You may have read the title to this article with disbelief. Why on earth would you want to know how you could annoy your staff, the people who contribute to your dream business day after day, and stand on the front lines to keep the operation going? You need to know how you could deeply annoy them in order to prevent against it, and to stop that circumstance from ever occurring. It’s always best to learn gently from foresight what error will teach you brutally. When taking control of your efforts, thinking of the worst case scenario can help you avoid that in a principal manner.
But where should you start? Well:
Lack Of Payment
Perhaps the most effective means of annoying your staff and suffering an employee exodus is to have faulty payroll systems infect your operational capability. You absolutely need to implement an effective clocking in and out format, or at least salary your staff with a general guideline of working hour requirements. Strict scheduling helps manage this. However, hiring effective payroll staff with this as their main goal at least on the days in which is must be calculated can not only help you pay your staff on time, but always for the right amounts with the correct amount of tax eschewed from the full amount. Never, never, never allow your firm to default on its payments to staff, even through a temporary outage of system use. Staff rely on this more than you know. Ensure payday is the most reliable thing about your firm.
Lack Of Software Utility
When staff aren’t given the correct tools to do their job, you can be sure they’ll feel that your firm is needlessly getting in their way. This is not a good attitude for them to foster, especially when they’re supposed to be working for your firm in the first place. Provide the right tools, investing in the industry standard measures for helping a particular employee commit to their goals. You wouldn’t expect a graphic designer to be happy illustrating and photo editing in anything other than the Adobe suite, so do not expect your other employees to use tools that are substandard, or perhaps are too limited to go around the whole office.
Overworked & Underpaid
It’s easy to overwork employees during crunch time. Unfortunately, this can have a massive effect on the quality of the work provided, and for the overall satisfaction of your staff. Using workload management software can help you only provide that which an employee should reasonably be contributing, while also allowing for changes in overtime or to encourage more work when needs be. Having this clearly laid out can prevent a staff member from being surprised with something that will kill their motivation levels, or result in less-than-ideal work from being completed at the offset. This all makes a major difference in the life of your firm, so be sure to make the right choices here.
With these tips, you’ll know to prevent the most egregious mistakes incompetent employers make all over the world.