Give employees sense of purpose and sense of choice. The guys in the field are the most important part in the machine, and they need to be treated as much.
“The hard working laborer should be the first to receive a share of the crops” – Titus 2:6
Profits should be partially giving to the employees. Make them feel like part of the companies success since they were a big part of why the company was successful. This will kind of take away the employees attitude of working for the “man”, or being another cog in the wheel.
Start a profit sharing program. This will markedly increase their motivation, higher milestones, and greater revenue. This will build teams, loyalty, and puts trust and reward in the forepart.
Businesses will favor pragmatists. Show the destination but let the employee forge their own path forward. If it works it will give them a much needed and powerful confidence boost, which will help in their focus, production, and overall outlook on coming to work everyday. If their path doesn’t work it will be a valuable experience, and improve their workability.
Make sure you encourage your employees to take their vacations they are owed. There are more than 60% of employees who never take their vacation. They feel scared to, that they will suffer in their work, and that their employer will look down on them for taking it. They will also feel bad when it comes down to raises or promotions. according to “An Assessment of Paid Time Off in the U.S.” commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, a trade group, and completed by Oxford Economics.
Americans left an average of 3.2 paid time off days unused in 2013, totaling 429 million unused days for U.S. workers.
According to the study, most managers recognize the benefits taking time off from work provide to employees: higher productivity, stronger workplace morale, greater employee retention, and significant health benefits. But nearly 34 percent of employees surveyed indicated that their employer neither encouraged nor discouraged leave, and 17 percent of managers considered employees who take all of their leave to be less dedicated, according to the survey’s findings.
And four in ten American workers said their employer supported time off, but their heavy workload kept them from using their earned days.
“Despite the myriad benefits of taking time off, American workers succumb to various pressures-some self-imposed and some from management-to not take the time off to which they are entitled,” Adam Sacks, president of the Tourism Economics division of Oxford Economics, said in a statement. “Leaving earned days on the table harms, not helps, employers by creating a less productive and less loyal employee.
“Further, it is a misconception that employers are ahead of the game when workers don’t use the time they’ve earned,” he added. “In fact, stockpiled time off creates considerable financial liability for companies and governments when employees ‘cash out’ upon departure.”
The primary research for the study was based on an online survey conducted between September and October 2013. The sample included 971 employees, 700 of whom receive paid time off as part of their benefits package.
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Benefits of your Employees Taking Vacation:
Stronger workplace morale
Greater employee rentention
Significant health benefits like reduced stress, better mental health, healthier heart and immune system.
Less financial liabilities for employers
More loyal employees