Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Just Let Your Employees Do Their Jobs

Do you find that you're continually in hiring mode? Do you ever do exit interviews to find out why your people are leaving? It might be an eye-opening experience. You may find out that your employees are unhappy or unfulfilled or any number of other factors of dissatisfaction with their jobs in your company. While you may not be able to address all issues of dissatisfaction, there may be issues that you uncover that you can -- and likely should -- address if you want to keep any new hires.

In many studies it's found that employees are dissatisfied if they feel they are being micro-managed.
If you hired diligently you should have hired staff who are qualified to do the job for which they are hired and after a training period, let them do their jobs. If you don't want to lose your employees, consider changing these micromanaging traits:

  1. Let them do their jobs. It's that simple. If your employees don't feel you appreciate their skills or respect their work ethic they will stop working. Plain and simple. 
  2. Provide training so the employee understands the nuances of your firm and how it works, and then let them do the jobs for which they were hired. 
  3. Make certain there are goals and expectations set that are reasonable and attainable. Benchmarks help everyone understand whether they are performing up to expectations and if not, you can address with them, why not. If they are meeting or exceeding expectations, then mention that. 
Do you have a lot of turn over? Are you wondering what you can do differently to keep your employees? Call me for an onsite evaluation. 

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