Ever hire that remarkably experienced, impressively skilled employee who just doesn’t fit in with your company culture? It happens. You assumed the new hire shared your values and would adjust well to your workplace, but for one reason or another the employee blends in no better than a hammock in a conference hall.
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Align employees with business objectives to achieve business goals
For your business to thrive, you need to make sure your employees understand how they connect to your organizational vision and, more importantly, how they support your overall business strategy. When you show people how they personally make a difference to the goals and objectives of the business, they’ll be more productive than employees who don’t have the same direction in their jobs.
Performance management is an organized method of monitoring results of work activities. It is also collecting and evaluating performance to determine whether goals are achieved and using performance information to make decisions, allocate resources and communicate whether objectives are met. If designed and implemented correctly, performance management programs can have a positive impact on individual and company success.
When it comes to growing your business, you have a great opportunity to gain employee support for your goals by using effective communication practices. By keeping employees focused on the big picture and making them feel engaged and relevant, you can enjoy greater success and improve business growth. The following are ten key principles of a successful employee communications program.
Keeping employees with proven skills for business growth
Skilled, loyal, engaged employees are an asset to your company. Once you find top-notch people, the challenge is ensuring their loyalty. How do you keep them? As a business owner or manager, one of your key goals should be motivating your employees to achieve the highest level of performance possible. There are steps you can take to accomplish this, including:
Employee onboarding is the process of transitioning new employees into your organization. This infographic walks you through the basics of successfully onboarding an employee from tasks to complete before the employee arrives for their first day, all the way to how to ensure that an employee continues to feel supported after the first few weeks.
It may come as a surprise to find that many job seekers take a company’s community service outreach programs into account when applying for and accepting jobs. If all things are equal, a highly desirable job candidate could decide between your company and a competitor based on your work in the community.
Thursday, April 23rd is National Bring Your Child to Work Day (BYCTWD). This day was originally designed to bring daughters to work to teach young women about careers and occupational opportunities. Today, this has evolved into a learning event to teach all children about the workplace and to give them a better understanding of what Mom or Dad does all day.
Before you decide to participate in this learning event, it is important to take several issues into consideration, including productivity, client service, and safety.
1) Introduces Employees to the Organization’s Culture, Mission, and Values