One of the easiest ways to keep good employees is to show that you are willing to do the hard work. An employee who sees managers and supervisors putting in the long hours and doing the small tasks, especially doing the tasks no one wants to do, knows that their work is being appreciated. An appreciated employee is much more likely to not only stay in their current job but go beyond what is expected and put in the extra effort they see from their employers.

This one thing works with employees of all ages an stages of their career because it operates on the simple basis of shared work load, equality, and appreciation.

An employee who watches other people do work that they don’t actually have too, that they could pass on to someone else but choose to do for whatever reason, shows they see themselves as no better then anyone else.

  • This is particularly helpful when everyone is busy, everyone is doing the best to get things done, and the employer has a few free moments.
  • This also helps build a sense of teamwork, that it doesn’t matter so much who gets the work done as long as it gets done properly.
  • This helps employees to feel they aren’t on their own trying to do too many things but that they can get help when they need it, and that it is ok to share the workload when they are overwhelmed.

Some occasions have created an attitude of doubt towards employers. Some employees feel that others can’t do their jobs, so are unable to efficiently manage them.

This can create an environment of discomfort and distrust.

An employee has to trust their employer to be happy in their job, and with the average number of jobs a person holds over their lifespan growing its becoming harder to keep good employees long enough for them to be great at all the parts of the job and work their way to higher level positions.

It is cheaper an better for moral to promote from within, as well as ensuring the job is done the way that company needs it to be done. It also creates a strong training program where everyone knows the job all the way up, and people can jump in and help out when someone needs it or someone is out sick.

Being part of a team creates a pleasant work environment where people are more likely to stay and grow. This team feeling can be created in part by the employer and the more experienced people help the rest of the employees and are willing to do the hard work even when they don’t have too. It builds trust, loyalty, and job satisfaction.     

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