When it comes to running a business, it can be easy to focus on the products, services, and customers first and foremost. Your product acts as your signature, while your customers bring in the money, so these certainly are important elements of your business.
However, your employees are just as important, if not more so. After all, without them your business would not be able to operate, produce anything, or meet the demands of your customers. Having functioning and well-performing staff behind you is a crucial part of business. Keeping staff happy and motivated is key to ensuring that they are performing to the very best of their ability. We’ve put together a guide with some top tips on keeping your employees motivated.
Always Offer Employee Benefits
In today’s modern business world, employee safeguarding and welfare is incredibly important. Not only are you legally obliged to look after your staff in most parts of the world, but employees have also now come to expect a level of care from their employers and will underperform or actively seek work elsewhere if they feel they are not being treated correctly.
Offering employee benefits can be an extremely effective way of safeguarding your staff and can be used to show your appreciation for the work they are doing. Take a look at ways of providing employee benefits via companies like Zest Benefits, Justworks, and TriNet. You can also look for a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), which is an outsourcing firm that provides services to small and medium-sized businesses, including streamlining the benefits process and drive employee engagement and satisfaction.
Improve The Working Environment
The environment in which your employees work is a major factor that influences their performance. First of all, it absolutely must be safe. The workplace should meet all legal and regulatory safety requirements and should minimize the risk of injury as much as possible.
However, safety isn’t where it ends when it comes to designing the working environment. Your bar/restaurant needs to be a pleasant place as well, which is your design comes into play. Make your space has plenty of stimulating visual elements to catch the eye. These can be things like artwork, ornaments, or even plants, which have been proven to increase employee productivity. Creating a pleasant and welcoming working environment won’t just benefit your staff, it will also create a more enjoyable atmosphere for your customers and clients who visit the business.
Be Respectful And Supportive
Showing respect to your employees is absolutely paramount and the best way to ensure they respect you and the business in turn. Your workplace should be a space of acceptance, diversity, and inclusivity, and you should strive to stamp out any kind of prejudices or discrimination.
Employees thrive on support and positive reinforcement. Be sure to always show your appreciation for a job well done and offer constructive criticism whenever it is appropriate. Offer your staff the opportunity to progress in the business and secure promotions. This will encourage them to perform well and work towards helping the business grow and succeed.
If you want your business to succeed, one of the most important things you can do is to ensure your employees are motivated. There are a number of ways to go about this.
First, make sure you are offering them employee benefits. Next, ensure the working environment is a safe and pleasant space for them to be in. Finally, always be respectful and supportive towards your staff, communicate with them, and offer routes for progression and promotion within the business.
Are you registered for our Crave and Crave on the Menu newsletters? Sign up today!
Plan to Attend or Participate in the 2024 Bar & Restaurant Expo, March 18-20, 2024
To learn about the latest trends, issues and hot topics, and to experience and taste the best products within the bar, restaurant and hospitality industry, plan to attend Bar & Restaurant Expo 2024 in Las Vegas. Visit BarandRestaurantExpo.com.
To book your sponsorship or exhibit space at the 2024 Bar & Restaurant Expo, contact:
Veronica Gonnello (for companies A to G) e: [email protected] p: 212-895-8244
Tim Schultz (for companies H to Q) e: [email protected] p: 917-258-8589
Fadi Alsayegh (for companies R to Z) e: [email protected] p: 917-258-5174