Finding the perfect employee is next to impossible. Many companies spend too much time trying to find a person that they think will meet every one of their expectations. It is a waste of time because nobody is perfect. Many human resources departments make the mistake of trying to find someone that matches the exact criteria of the position. Not only does this waste time, but it also increases the chance of passing over an employee that at first glance may not have every qualification desired, but still might be a good hire.
Once employees are hired, it is up to leaders and managers to work hard to keep them happy and satisfied so that they do not go to another company. Because the economy has improved in recent years, it has become harder for companies to retain employees because they have more employment options. However, good leaders can take steps to make sure their employees grow with the company.
I always make sure that prospective employees are aware of our organization’s culture and that their values align with our own. Any mismatch will result in problems later on so it is better to be clear in the beginning.
I also believe in giving freedom to employees. When they feel trusted, people tend to shine and contribute much more to the success of the mission. When employees feel like they are micromanaged, they will not feel a sense of belonging resulting in frustration and a lack of creativity.
Retaining the best employees becomes a lot easier when they have good managers. Managers need to be the type of people who can bring a certain level of understanding and patience to the job. They must make sure that employees feel comfortable and can communicate freely. Managers should have the ability to help employees grow into their roles and with the company.
It should be clear to employees what their role is at the organization. Any ambiguity will lead to confusion and frustration. It is also wherein good Leadership comes in. Not only should job responsibilities be clearly defined when an employee first joined, but goals should be reinforced regularly. This way, employees and managers have a good understanding of who needs to do what. Employees will also feel more comfortable knowing that their goals are reviewed and refined regularly.
Employees will be motivated to remain with a company that values their well-being. Leaders must acknowledge that their workers are more than just employees. They have to embrace that employees are human beings with feelings and needs. When an employee is appreciated, he or she is more likely to be loyal and work hard. That is because they feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves.
Everyone who joins Jaipur Rugs is given the freedom to explore their passion and work towards it. This passion automatically translates into quality work.
When I started my work, I took a big risk and knew that there would be difficult times ahead. However, my love and passion for weavers and their work made everything much easier.
Lastly, the actual environment in which you work is another factor that many take for granted. People spend a significant portion of their day at the office, so it makes sense for a company to make sure that the physical space is comfortable and conducive to both collaboration and quiet-type work.
It takes much effort to find the right employee, so it makes sense for the entire organization to do whatever it can – within reason – to keep your people happy.