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2 ways to get more out of your employees

Where you’re a business owner, a CEO, a manager, or team leader, one of your goals is often going to be to get more out of your team at work. Productivity leads to improved business results, and is therefore a cornerstone of any successful business.

A lot of businesses focus on getting more out of their teams in various ways. Some like to use company get-away days, whereby they take the entire business away to work on team building exercises or listen to business and industry experts. Others focus in house, by developing their teams with additional training and support. Successful businesses offer their employees a range of these options, ensuring their teams are as supported and developed as possible.

Focusing on your team to get the most out of them is likely to be one of the highest return on investment activities you will conduct as a business, and as such, should be a priority for most. Take a look at the 3 tips below to see if they can help with your business.

Train, train, and train some more

Whenever employees are surveyed asking what their business can do more to support them, additional training is almost always one of the top answers. Why? Because it’s one of the most effective ways of developing a member of the team.

Most employees will have a particular discipline, whether it’s marketing, sales, technical, customer support, or otherwise, there is always an option to train to learn more. Training doesn’t have to be expensive either. Many areas of business can be trained using free online materials – the only cost needs to be the person’s time, which of course should still be factored in as an actual cost, as you’re paying them while they’re training.

Have a HR function that works

Employee satisfaction plays a big part in how productive most teams are within a business, and having a HR team which truly supports your employees helps. Ensure your HR team are not bogged down with manual tasks by providing a HR system which automates a lot of this kind of work. Freeing up the time of HR staff allows them to spend more time focusing on employees, their problems and providing solutions.

In a recent survey, over 40% of employees stated a reason for leaving a business was due to lack of support by their HR team – it’s a common issue among employers. Adopting a HR strategy which puts employees first, and always has someone available for their queiries and cocnerns, will go a long way in fostering a quality company cuture, and a happy workforce.ployers. Adopting a HR strategy which puts employees first, and always has someone available for their queries and concerns, will go a long way in fostering a quality company culture, and a happy workforce.