Raising employee productivity is a goal of every company owner. After all, raising employee productivity tends to go hand-in-hand with increasing profit margins that help build a company’s bottom line. As a professional employer organization (PEO), Total HR Management has found a direct connection between improving the workplace and raising employee productivity. By improving the workplace, an employer can help productive employees become even more productive by raising the happiness quotient and making those employees feel truly valued.
Generational Perspectives & Raising Employee Productivity
Whether an employer is working with Generation Z employees, Millennial employees, or Generation X employees, they all have the same essential perspective. As employees, they want to know that their employers believe in their work and the evolution of their careers. Indeed, they are willing to sacrifice and work hard if they see a path leading to a positive outcome.
As an employer, a key to raising employee productivity is to create a workplace where such employees can see this path. Moreover, by making a few simple changes, employers can institute this zeitgeist as part of the company’s culture. Once such changes are made, the ball will keep rolling toward the goal of long-term, sustainable success.
4 Approaches to Raising Employee Productivity
1) Reduce the Meetings & Trust Employees
There is a good argument to make that every office nationwide has too many meetings that waste time. Every new stage of a project does not require another meeting. Trust employees to make the right choices. If they have questions, let employees know that the door is open and emails are welcome as well. Often, a team email is a much better methodology for scheduling another meeting. By creating emails with differing levels of priority, the most important messages will be heeded and focused on. If employees have questions, they can ask them individually. Other employees can focus on the work at hand. Raising employee productivity and cutting down on unneeded meetings goes hand-in-hand with a company’s future success.
2) Acknowledge and Reward Individual Success
The lack of communication in a workplace should never affect the acknowledgment of individual success. When an employee succeeds, such success should be noted and rewarded. By making the other employees aware of such success, an employer is showing that success is important to the company. Raising employee productivity will follow because employees will understand that success is rewarded. Otherwise, your best employees will actively look for greener pastures if their hard work is ignored. Moreover, employee comradery rises when an employer lets the office know that someone has done a good job. It truly means something to employees when good work is recognized on a public level.
3) Provide Employee Benefits that are Wanted and Needed
By working with a professional employer organization, a small to mid-sized business accesses the ability to offer employee benefits administration offerings that resemble the best of the big corporations. Too many companies offer cut-rate insurance packages that do not cover what is wanted or needed by employees. Instead, by becoming part of the negotiating pool of a professional employer organization that includes the employees of all the client companies, a small to mid-sized employer accesses a much more powerful negotiating base. With such a negotiating base, an employer can provide excellent employee benefits and insurance offerings at a cost that works for employees. Such positive services and employee benefits bolster the goal of raising employee productivity.
4) Help Employees Understand What is Expected
As a professional employer organization, Total HR Management has worked with too many small to mid-sized businesses that came to the fold with the belief that they didn’t need an employee handbook. After becoming company clients, they were convinced by HR managers that an employee handbook made good business sense. As a result, by allowing professionals in human resources help them create and continue to update an employee handbook, they have provided a valuable resource to their employees. An employee handbook helps a company’s employees understand what is expected. By understanding what is expected and the basic guidelines that define the company, unnecessary problems are avoided. Raising employee productivity is that much easier when the road is smooth because such unneeded difficulties do not arise. After all, nobody ever wants to be punished for not knowing something they were never told. A professional employee handbook, signed by the employee during onboarding, helps a company define expectations and guidelines from day one.
Total HR Management Can Help Raise Employee Productivity
Total HR Management understands the importance of raising employee productivity. We can help a small to mid-sized company improve the workplace significantly, thus raising employee productivity and improving a company’s bottom line. To learn how we can help, please call (800) 975-5128 today to set-up an HR audit.
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