Due to the impact as the Millennial's, an increasing number of employees place a high value on flexible hours as they strive to maintain a work/life balance. In short, you need to show today’s employees that you care about them, as individuals, and not just in their work hours but also taking into account the needs of their families, their health and overall wellbeing.
No matter what position they are in, your team members need to feel like they have an opportunity to grow and advance within your company. Fortunately, this doesn't always mean a promotion; rather, the same results can be obtained by making your employees proud of the work they perform. We all want to feel valued and appreciated.
As you may have already discovered, many employees today don't want just a paycheck. Rather, they want to feel like they are changing the world for the better. So, make sure your team knows that sweeping offers the first line of defense when it comes to keeping pollutants out of our water supply. Yours is an environmental company in a leading environmental industry.
You need to create a company culture where employees want to come to work each day. Be adaptable and open to new ideas that come from your employees as well as from elsewhere. When growth opportunities show themselves, consider who in your current organization might be suited to take over the new tasks.
It's up to you to make your workplace an enjoyable, tension-free place to work. Research shows that one in five employees doesn't do their best work because they feel that others in the organization aren’t. If you have underachievers poisoning your workplace, shape them up or move them out. Finally, keep in mind that everyone wants to be on a winning team so be sure to share your company's successes with all of your employees.