The Good Boss Bible: How To Make Employees Feel Valued




All bosses need to work hard to ensure their employees always feel valued. Failure to do that would mean you have to deal with high staff turnover. Also, your workers will never reach optimum productivity if they don’t care about your company. With that in mind, I wanted to offer three basic tips today that could make all the difference. If you use this advice, your workers should begin to build new levels of respect for you as their manager. Like it or not, the people who work for your brand are more than numbers. They have lives and ambitions just like you. So, it makes sense to help them achieve their goals if they work hard and show dedication.


Make sure everyone has a retirement plan


The first thing you need to do is ensure that everyone has a retirement plan in place. Some of your workers might use private schemes. However, you should still offer them a workplace 401k. That process might seem complicated, but there is lots of help available. Small business 401k plan providers will work with you to come to an arrangement. In most instances, your employees will contribute a portion of their salary every month into the fund. They do that before you make tax deductions. When they reach retirement age, they just cash in their policy and live the good life. Of course, they do have to pay tax when the time comes to withdraw their funds.


Offer opportunities for progression within your company


Nobody wants to feel like they’re in a dead-end job with no prospects. That is why you must provide a career advancement path within your operation. Some people are happy to stay in the same roles their entire life. That’s fine, but plenty of others have bigger ambitions. So, you should help to facilitate that. Provide lots of training to the right people, and promote them whenever possible. If you do that, you should end up with an experienced team who understand all the ins and outs of your business. That should help you to make higher profits and deal with any issues fast.


Provide financial rewards for people who go above and beyond


Rewarding people when they do something impressive is always a wise move. While opinions are split on this matter, I believe monetary rewards are the best option. If someone can see the difference in their wages, they are likely to repeat the action. Before you know it, every worker will go above and beyond the call of duty to impress you. Just make sure you get the level of reward right. Bonuses should never account for more than around 10% of an employee’s monthly pay packet.
Now you know how to make your workers feel valued, you should start making changes today. When all’s said and done, you want to see smiles on their faces when you arrive each morning. That is never going to happen if they hate coming to work and think you’re less than approachable. So, get to know all your employees as much as possible and show them you value their contribution.  

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