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4 Things Every Employer Should Know

by Louise W. Rice

As an ethical, responsible, and law-abiding employer, there never seems to be enough time in the day for all the tasks you need to complete. One necessity for all employers and managers to possess is the ability to multitask.

To help you to become the best employee and manager of people you possibly can be, are four things every employer should know, regardless of the size of the company and the industry in which your business is based.

1. How to Be Empathetic

First and foremost, any successful manager and employer needs to know and truly appreciate the importance of empathy, both in the context of employer-to-employee communication and business-to-business dealings.

The more empathy an employer feels and shows to their workforce, the more productive the company culture will be, and the more loyal individual employees will feel towards the company and making it a success.

2. Keeping Records of Everything is Essential

Especially in running larger and more extensively built companies, the temptation to rush a particular order through and bypass one or more channels or sweep a usually trusted employee’s discretions under the carpet ‘just this once’ is understandably high.

However, keeping accurate and comprehensive data and information about all events and situations, as well as business deals and order histories, is essential. Just a sample of the detailed records that should be kept by an employer includes the following:

  • Supplier and contractor records
  • Expenses
  • Safety checks and risk assessments
  • Business registrations
  • Rental and leasing deeds
  • Liabilities
  • Human Resource dealings

3. Health & Wellness Should Always be a Priority

Even though you are probably already fully aware of the extreme importance of cultivating a happy, motivated, and healthy workforce, it is quite possible that it has been a long time since anyone looked at the company’s current healthcare provider.

Make health and wellness a top concern with an established wellness rewards program associated with healthcare provision. This will help to retain those employees you have, as well as to attract new talent. If you want to achieve this, it is worth looking into in detail.

Not only should the healthcare plan you provide be comprehensive, but you should also take steps to ensure that you are fulfilling your duty of care as an employer in the context of individual members of the team’s emotional health and well-being.

4. Performance Management Should be a Core Focus

The best leaders, managers, and employers are motivational, lead by example, are not afraid to admit mistakes, and are approachable and trusted senior staff members.

Under the umbrella term of motivational leadership, one of the most effective and time-consuming sub-elements is performance management, which is a crucial part of company success.

Essentially, good levels of performance management mean being able to help to underachieve individual employees meet their goals and, more specifically, be able to identify what was holding them back and also to help every member of the team to achieve the best results they possibly can.

These are the top things that every employee should be aware of.

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