More often than not, new businessmen start off their companies or businesses with an exclusive group of employees. Gradually, with the increasing of the work load, that amount of employees increases too. If this is the situation you are facing, then we are sure you’re feeling a little apprehensive about hiring new people. Here are a few tips to make sure your new employees give their best to their new job…
Be very clear about the kind of business you want to run; right from the get go
As the owner of your business, we are sure you have a very clear vision for your business’s future. You will want your employees to behave a certain way, and for your employees to handle your customers or clients a certain way. Make sure all your employees know all these visions right from the beginning. If you feel your methods are a little unusual or a little strict; then make sure your potential employees are aware of these rules and visions prior to hiring them. This makes it easier for you to hire like minded people.
Start them off with a training period
Regardless to whether you own a company, a restaurant or a cleaning service; having a training period for employees has many advantages. If you are restaurant or café owner, then this coaching will help you provide your customers a better service. On the other hand, if you own a window cleaning service, then a coaching on working safely at heights (like the basics of Occupational health and safety) could be more about protecting their lives, than quality window cleaning.
Choose your best employees to train them
Using senior employees to guide your new employees in their coaching period prior to working is a very smart idea. Not only can it be cheaper than using OHS training resources; you will also be giving your existing employees motivation to work harder. How? That’s pretty simple; when you give your senior employees the responsibility of guiding your new employees, they feel more valued. So not only will you be getting people who know your company’s or businesses guiding your potential employees, you’ll also be strengthening the bond between you and your existing employees.
Lead by example
Whether you call it a sign of a great leader, or you think of it as the best way to get work done efficiently, leading by example has its own merits. While having your most experienced employees overseeing the coaching of your potential employees is a brilliant; it is still very vital that you are also part of your new employee’s coaching. Not only will it keep them on their toes and focused throughout the program, it is also a great time for you to figure out their strengths and weakness; something vital to work efficiently together. A good employer will always take care of those working under them. If you want to know how to take care of your employees in an affective and professional manner, then here are a few tips for you…