How to be a good employer? An employer is a person who hires employees or workers. Employers can also be institutions, such as companies, corporations or the government. But for the purpose of management, we will tackle the human side of employment. Employees work and labor are vital to business development. But this also means cost in the form of salary and wages. Nevertheless, employees are not only worth of monetary compensation for the hard work they provide to employers. They also deserve compensation beyond the value for money. The following are five steps that will help you become a good employer.
1. Hire wisely
A good employer observes quality control from the process of looking and selecting people to be part of his workforce. He’s like a harvester of people’s talents and skills. Thus, you need to harvest the cream of the crop. You should have a good process of recruitment and hiring, such as background check and personality (IQ, EQ, etc.,) tests. You won’t like it when rotten tomatoes are mixed with the fresh tomatoes in your stock room. So the first rule is to protect the good people inside your organization from possible corruption brought by incorrect insertion of bad people.
2. Set out clear company policies
An employer should be a good manager. He must inspire and influence his workers to accomplish common goals. But what will happen if people in your organization don’t know those common goals? The result is disoriented people who have no fixed direction. To avoid such scenario, you should make your company policies, mission and vision clear to everyone inside the organization. Even God gave us a handbook. So a company handbook is always a nice tool to guide and direct employees. Moreover, you should be the good example of a person who strongly adheres to that book. You cannot bring people to a place where you have not been before.
3. Observe the right principles
Policies may be changed and amended for better results. However, there are things that should be fixed in the mindset of everyone in your workplace – these are the principles. Great policies are based on great principles. A company policy to professionally and personally develop its employees is based on the principles of trust and kindness. A policy to give your workers enough compensation is based on the principle of equality and generosity. So if you want to become a good employer, you should not forget to do things according to the right principles.
4. Make your employees happy
To make your employees motivated and productive, you should make them happy. What’s the secret to accomplish that? The secret is having the joy first within yourself. I’m referring to the real joy that is brought by becoming selfless, peaceful and thankful. The person who can easily make others happy is the person who can do that cheerfully. Generous compensation, due recognition, honor, passion, harmonious relationship, work-life balance and good reputation are the things that can make your workers smile. You can easily share them if you have them within you.
5. Be a good leader and create leaders
Employing people should be in the notion of empowering people. Employers should be a good leader, and a good leader is one that can also transform followers into leaders. The tipping point here is the holistic development of the organization, which includes you, your people and the organization itself. Nobody should be left behind and everyone should attain growth. A great leader knows that the failure of one is a failure of all. That is why a true leader leads by positioning himself behind his people. This is to assure that none of his people is left and lost. Furthermore, he also follows them in front. This is to clearly see, understand and respond to what his people needs.
Remember that the essence of employment is service. This service is not only the piece of cake you will enjoy from your employees. This service is also what you will offer to them. If your workers are working hard for you, then you should also work hard for them. Besides, if both employees and employers are serving well with each other, this is the moment that the whole organization serves well to its customers.