Trust is an important aspect of the employee-employer relationship. They need to have confidence in your leadership skills and the direction in which you’re taking the company. You need to have confidence that they’re working to the best of their ability and always have the company’s best interests at heart. Sadly, not every person always makes for a model employee. Whether meaning to or not, sometimes staff can end up hurting your business more than they help. Below, we take a look at a few employee issues you should be looking out for – and what you can do about them.

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One of the biggest ways an employee can hurt your business is by working unproductively. People often don’t mean to lack productivity: they just do. It’s usually a result of lack of work engagement, career stagnation, or just because they know they can get away with. If you’re noticing that some of your long-term employees are letting their standards slip, take action. Try to make them happier at work (happiness=more productive), and keep their working day varied.

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There’s no doubt that the world of business can frequently be a stressful one. If you’ve spent much of your adult life working in offices, you may know only too well the kind of heightened environment they can easily become. Everyone is working towards the same goal, yet mistakes happen, and disputes end up arising along the way – not to mention the all-too-regular dash of office politics. When you’re sitting pretty at the head of business, this kind of thing usually doesn’t affect you. But if you are an employee taken on by someone else’s company, you can often end up getting dragged into situations you would otherwise rather avoid. Employers may love to deny it, but so much of a company’s success and productivity lies in its peer to peer relationships. If you are unhappy at work and feel as though you are being singled out – whether it’s constant reappraisals for things that are not
to do with you, or something else – you have every right to do something about it. Here is a three-point plan to help you cope when you feel you are being treated unfairly at work, and what you can do to turn your situation around.

Ask yourself if you’re simply paranoid

Paranoia and oversensitivity have a lot to answer for in the average workplace. You often get those employees in offices who slyly try to compete with their colleagues and friends. Taking on excessive amounts of overtime (more than is required) and bragging about how late they stayed in the office the night before are classic examples of this type of behavior. More often than not, it is done to make other colleagues feel like they are not working hard enough. Consider whether you have simply become too sensitive to this type of targeting. If you work the hours you are asked to and you’re dedicated and precise, you shouldn’t have too much to worry about.

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When running a business, one of the most useful ways to increase productivity is to make your staff and your employees happy. When staff are satisfied, they’ll do a good job with all of their tasks, they’ll be motivated to work and they’ll encounter fewer issues. When staff are happy, they’ll actually work harder for you than if they were disgruntled, upset and annoyed. As a result, it pays to keep the well-being of your staff as a top priority, and it can be considered just as important as the satisfaction of your customers.

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It can be a major frustration when you’re trying your best to get your business to the next level, and you’re trying every possible thing you can think of. From marketing to new demographics or reaching out to existing customers, when, in fact, the problem might not be as external as you think. It might be a lot closer to home…

 

Are You Asking A Lot Of Your Employees?

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Being a boss definitely isn’t the easiest thing in the world. One of the top things that being a boss or manager entails is hiring and overseeing the training of new staff – and then after that, the hardest thing starts: making sure that they stay with the company. Here are some tips that will help you to retain your staff.

 

Keep Training Them

First of all, never assume that the work is completely done. Even if you’ve trained them in the procedures of what they might need to do for their job, that doesn’t mean that they won’t ever require further training. Not only will they need refreshers on what they’ve already done but – more importantly – in order to allow your employees to achieve their true potential, a good boss will make sure that they receive any further training that they desire so that they can rise up in the ranks of the company and feel satisfied with their progress. Ensuring that staff receives this training will not only improve their performance as they put their new skills into practice, but it’ll also seem like a vote of confidence that will make them feel more loyal towards you.

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In the old days, offices were places that were solely reserved for conducting business. That goodness those days are over! The offices today are about much more about business transactions: they’re places for collaboration, inspiration, fun, and more. They’ve been transformed into places that you simply just go to to do work, to an extension of a lifestyle that blends work and leisure into one. If your office is looking a bit plain, make sure you’re taking care of the factors outlined below.

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The nature of running a business is such that nothing is unimportant. If you are a small business owner and you keep your own accounts, or you hire an accountant to do it for you, you will know that everything costs money and that every purchase makes a difference. Whatever your revenue is, it will be reduced every time you decide to buy something as modest as a stapler. That is why successful business people are also sensible with their money. You need to have a great attention to detail if you are going to make your business as profitable as it can be. While lots of things may not seem important, they all add up, and if you have a rather laissez-faire attitude towards the small things, they will soon accumulate together a become a big problem. While being parsimonious or miserly often has a rather unflattering connotation, the fact is that it is just good practice.

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