Random Acts of Appreciation
Professional Administrative Assistant’s day is every reason to celebrate all that they do for you. A few random acts of appreciation might make an impact. An unexpected thank you note or an occasional sweet treat on an employee’s desk can go a long way.
Annual reviews are not enough. Periodic one on ones with your employees encourages communication and valuable feedback, before minor issues become serious problems.
Employees need to be to be trusted, give them responsibilities that will allow for them to learn new skill sets and develop new ideas. Let them know that you are invested in them by supporting continuing education and promoting within.
Showing respect for your employees can go a long way in retaining the cream of the crop. You can create a confident, productive, and passionate team by encouraging a respectful environment.
Providing even a small level of flexibility to employees can make a significant difference in work/life balance. It might mean flexible scheduling or the occasional work from home day. A positive outlook on work/life balance can greatly impact employee morale.
Have a Little Fun!
Go for an occasional team lunch together. Have a Halloween pumpkin carving contest. Make ice cream sundaes on a hot Tucson day. It doesn’t require a lot of time or money to allow your team to take a breather and have some fun together.
Remember, there is much more than pay and benefits that help retain a good team. Create a work environment that feels impossible to leave!