“In this business people are your most valuable asset and in order to keep them you must treat them as such”. This is a quote that has always resonated with me, it means exactly what it says. So many companies seem to put people last. Often times they are the ones who actually do the brunt of the work, or they are the ones who are not given the perks, the raises, the career advancement and the benefits that they deserve. Yet at the end of the day they are the ones that go home and they are the ones that have to pay for the mistakes and the missteps of other employees.
This is why I have always felt that treating people first at a company was one of the best ways to ensure success. Many companies seem to hire people on the strength of their resume and then they train them very poorly. They will often times fire people when things don’t go the way they want them to, and this is something that should never be done. The human brain is a wonderful thing and it can create miracles. You should never take people for granted even when you are a company and should never put people last.
A company should be filled with people who enjoy what they are doing. If you are going to hire someone, you need to make sure that they enjoy what they are doing puts employees first. This may mean having fun filled jobs, but if that isn’t the case then you will find yourself in trouble. Always remember that the jobs of management are to ensure that products are sold. When you have a fun filled jobs you will find that you aren’t putting the proper amount of effort into each job, and you won’t be as successful.
In order to be successful you need to find the right balance between workaholics and hard-working employees. People who work too hard tend to burnout, get frustrated and quit. Employees who work too much will also burnout and become frustrated. When you have a mixture of both you will find that you can have success with both types of employees. This is something that can be difficult though and this is where it can become very important for your company to hire a consultant or an HR professional.
When a company fails to put employees first there will always be problems within the company. When this happens the people who are affected will stop working and this means that the company will not be able to get as much done as they would like. Many of the best ideas were born out of a place where there was a lack of people willing to work hard.
You have to be careful with how you set up your business and you have to make sure that you do things the right way. If you want to know how to puts employees first you have to learn how to communicate with them. If you don’t communicate with them, you are more likely to hear their complaints when the work does not meet expectations. Learning how to communicate with people and ensuring that they are happy will help any business to grow and prosper in a way that they might not have seen without first understanding how.