As more companies are formed and more individuals are educated there are fewer and fewer people unable to find a job. Companies are competing to not only attract prospective employees but to retain them as well!
Building a successful business is the first concern for business owners, but focusing on a company culture of excellence may be the key to achieving success!
A Culture of Excellence Starts with Being Positive:
There are many companies out there that have very similar products and marketing strategies, so why is it that some are more (even significantly) successful than others. The culture of a company, which is largely determined by the owner for small businesses, defines the values of the company and in turn affects employee morale.
Here are some tips & tricks for attaining employee happiness and promoting a positive company culture:
- It all starts with the owner: Rev yourself up with positive vibes by listening to motivating music or speeches on your way to work
- Think of one particular person each time you come in that you will personally cheer up!
- Pay attention to your staff's lives: Celebrate their birthday & ask about their family.
- Trust Your Employees to take on big responsibilities: Let them learn new tasks & take on new challenges
- Make the core values of the business clear: Keep employees informed on big events that might affect the company as a whole.
Avoiding a negative culture and cultivating employee happiness are keys to having a sustainably successful company. Let's not forget that creating a culture of happiness is easy and practically free (there might be a few gift cards in there somewhere!).
Providing a competitive or at least " a" benefits package is a great way for employers to attract and retain employees! For many small business and start-ups "Benefits" has become a four letter word. With the new health insurance law it is difficult to get out of paying for your employees' medical benefits.
But it could be a simple choice: either pay them more money so they can afford to buy personal health insurance or offer them a plan. Many small businesses are eligible to receive group plans at a reduced rate.
According to BenefitsPro.com, here are some of the reasons small businesses don't offer benefit packages to their employees:
- They feel they lack the capitol to afford an employee benefits package
- They are too busy with other challenges to work this into their schedule
- They are unsure about where to start
- Surprisingly, 53% of owners polled noted there was nothing in the way of them offering benefits to their employees; they just don't!
What does your small business do to boost morale and your bottom line?