February’s theme here at Laser Focus Coaching is Invest in Your Employees! Why do we feel this is so important? Well it’s no secret that happy employees are a key ingredient to a successful company. The more you invest in your employees, the more loyal and satisfied they are in their job.
We work closely with our clients to help them develop job descriptions, which are an important aspect of employee development. Sadly, job descriptions are often left undone or are completely outdated. These are often the first communication you will have with your employee about what is expected of them. If you haven’t worked on your job descriptions lately, take the time to do so.
We also stress the importance of employee evaluations as another process of investing in your employees. Evaluations offer both an evaluative process and a communication tool. The process helps employees see how their jobs and expected contributions ﬁt within the bigger picture of the organization.
Documented performance evaluations are communication tools that ensure the supervisor and their reporting staff members are clear about the requirements of each employee’s job. The evaluation also communicates the desired outcomes or outputs needed from each employee and defines how they will be measured. Employee evaluations should be done every 6 months.
Communicating regularly with your employees ensures that you are engaged in not only the wellbeing of the company, but also in the satisfaction of your employees. Effective communication occurs regularly.
I appreciated the engagement equation in this video. According to the author, full engagement is maximum contribution from the organization and maximum satisfaction of the employees. To invest in employee engagement, you must make it a daily priority and part of the company culture. Check out the rest of the video for some other useful information.
Check back with the blog for weekly updates about the importance of investing in your employees, with some simple tips offered throughout the month of February.