Improving Employee-Employer Communication

As an employer, it’s your job to make sure that there’s positive employee-employer communication happening. This is crucial not only for your business but also for the well-being of your employees. Here are some ways that you can improve employee-employer communication.

Have Weekly Meetings.

One of the best ways to communicate well is to do it regularly. For some of your employees, this may involve weekly meetings. We recommend hosting your meetings on Monday mornings or Friday afternoons, so everything from the past week is fresh and ready to be discussed in preparation for the upcoming week.

Keep an Open Dialogue.

Don’t have your work be an environment in which employees think they can’t talk to you. This usually ends up being counter-productive in that they will sit with issues and not communicate until one day when they let everything out at once. Make sure to remind employees that you regularly welcome feedback, suggestions, and even complaints to help the entire office run smoothly.

Have a System to Communicate Notes.

It can be tricky to remember different notes or comments in between meetings, so make sure you implement a system in which you can remember your notes throughout the week. This could be through the use of a new technology program such as Slack, or through the use of good old-fashioned sticky notes. Whatever you do, make sure you do it well, and your communication will follow.

If you’re looking for a new employee, contact Award Staffing. We can help you find an employee who is perfect for your company culture and who will be a good fit for your fellow employees. It’s our specialty.

Update Your Resume – Monthly

 

You know that you should have a resume, but did you know that you should update it monthly? Consider these benefits of consistent updating.

Stay Aware of Your Surroundings

It’s always a good idea to know off the top of your head what your most recent endeavors and career steps are. You never know when you’ll meet someone who could help you. When you can share your skills succinctly – both verbally and in a quickly produced, up-to-date resume, you can take advantage of these unexpected opportunities.

Have it Ready Whenever Needed

Obviously, one of the perks of updating your resume monthly is that you’re ready to go in case should you need to look for a new job. The job-seeking process is all about moving quickly, so you could end up increasing your chances of receiving a particular job just because you were able to apply for it that much quicker.

Keep The Bigger Goals in Mind

It’s great to look at your resume regularly because it’ll help you keep your bigger goals in mind. This means that by looking at where you’ve been in the past with your employment history, you can determine a course of action on where you’re going in the future.

If you’re looking for a new job, contact Award Staffing. We can help you find a new job that is a good fit for your skills, education level, and current job goals. We make connections for job seekers every day.

Mitigating Common Employee Issues

As an employer, it’s often your job to handle any issues your employees might have, either with each other or with the company. It can be tough to develop the discipline to talk to your employees, but it does need to be done to make sure everyone is productive and moving forward in your company. Here’s how you can mitigate some common employee issues.

Tardiness

If your employee is regularly late to work, you need to have a conversation with them about it. Remind them the hours that work starts and give them a chance to prove themselves. Start monitoring when they get into work every day, as well as when they leave at night. If their hours and performance are affected by tardiness, put them on a warning and then let them know that you’ll have to let them go if they don’t significantly improve.

Cellphone Use

First of all, try approaching the employee when they are on their cell phone and see how they respond. If they don’t act afraid, upset, or sneaky when they see their supervisor around them, they clearly think there is nothing wrong with using their cell phone too much at work. Sit them down and be very clear with them about your workplace’s cell phone policy and put them on a warning.

Employee Arguments

If there is a consistently argumentative atmosphere among your employees, you need to find the root of the issue.  It’s best to bring in all parties involved to come to a resolution. If one employee – or two – are the primary source, help them realize that there is usually a solution in every situation that can be reached that is respectful, professional, and appropriate. Of course, if that fails, you may have to consider dismissal.

If you’re looking for a new employee, contact Award Staffing. We can help you find an employee who is perfect for your company culture and who will be a good fit for your fellow employees. It’s our specialty.

Be Flexible in the Workplace

In today’s market, you need be flexible and adaptable. Why? Technology is ever-changing creating a constantly evolving workplace. Being versatile and flexible will help you succeed in more than one way.

You Could Get Promoted

Employers greatly appreciate employees who are flexible in the workplace, because it makes their jobs so much easier. You might find that your flexibility and ease of adapting means that your employer ends up promoting you so that you can take on and shoulder more responsibility amongst your peers who maybe aren’t as flexible.

You Will Be Appreciated by Your Superiors

You will remove a lot of stress on behalf of your employers by being flexible. When you are cooperative and flexible, adapting to the decisions of those above you, it removes some of their stress load and results in an increased appreciation of you as an employee.

You Will Help Boost Your Company Morale

It’s great to be flexible because that means that you can direct your energy to where it is most needed. This ends up translating into you supporting your colleagues whenever one of them is assigned to a particularly grueling project or task. Overall, this will help boost your company morale, which is an excellent aspect of being more flexible!

If you’re looking for a new job, contact Award Staffing. We can help you find a new job that is a good fit for your skills, education level, and current job goals. We make connections for job seekers every day.