How to Make your Employees Love Their Jobs Again
It takes weeks, maybe even months, but then you finally find them: The perfect job candidate. After one of the best interviews you’ve had in years, you make them an offer and they gladly accept – the stars have aligned.
Your new employee hits the ground running, surpassing expectations, but after the first year, something changes. Eventually, the employee’s work suffers and the passion they once showed has now fizzled out. What happened?!?
Unfortunately, this situation is not an uncommon one for many hiring managers. Keeping employees actively engaged in their jobs isn’t always an easy task and can make it difficult to structure departments efficiently. However, there are tips you can follow to ensure your employees are giving you their best and enjoy themselves in the process.
Establish Core Values and Enforce Them
Business core values support the overall vision of a company and the departments that make it up. But these values mean little to the public or employees if companies don’t consistently live up to them. As a manager, it’s important you recognize and respect your company’s core values, and strive to help your employees do the same. When businesses place an importance on holding themselves accountable to their customers, their partners, and their staff, employees can’t help feeling proud of what they do and who they represent.
Find Opportunities to Praise Your Employees Publicly
Every employee wants to know what they do means something to someone. But it’s hard to find real meaning in what you do if no one takes the time to notice. Some managers may reason that their employees already know their efforts are appreciated, even if you haven’t taken the time to recognize them publicly. The simple fact is, everyone enjoys a pat on the back occasionally. By taking the time to acknowledge your employee’s efforts when working in teams and meeting with executives, it helps your employees find more joy in their jobs and develop a deeper respect for you and the company.
Being micromanaged is the bane of every employee’s existence. So, why do so many managers insist on doing it? The truth is, most managers don’t even realize they’re doing it. To get the most value out of any employee, it’s important you instill confidence in their abilities. Employees can’t develop confidence in what they do, let alone enjoy themselves at work, if you insist on holding their hand through every aspect of their job. You’d be surprised how much more joy an employee has when they’re trusted by their manager to do the job they were hired for.
Keep Your Employees Passionate
By following these few tips, you’ll be able to ensure your employees feel appreciated at all times, giving their best and inspiring others to do the same. For more management tips, contact the tech recruiters at Digital Prospectors today!