Happy New Year, Have you Made Your Business Resolution List?
A lot of people make at least one New Year’s resolution in their personal life, but not everyone thinks about making a business resolution list for their work life.
A good place to start on your business resolution list is to review your company goals. Most of those goals depend on your workforce being up to the task. Do you have the talent and leadership you need to get your company to the next level? Connect the dots. If you are missing the talent and leadership you need, maybe the right resolutions can start you on a better path.
Business Resolution #1 Develop employees
Do you think you can’t encourage your employees’ leadership development if they don’t already have a management or supervisory title? No matter what their current position is, helping them expand their skills and become better leaders is in your best interest. Hoping they will rise to the occasion when needed without a development plan is not realistic. If you want to promote from within to keep knowledgeable talent in-house and encourage loyalty, you will need to have foresight and consistent commitment to turn that into a workable system.
Business Resolution #2 Be a better leader
Become aware of your own strengths and weaknesses as a leader. Find out how you come across to others and what you can do to improve your communication to get better results. Be an example of how you would want your employees to lead.
Business Resolution #3 Share information
Share the information your employees need to know so they can see more of the big picture that will allow them to be strategic with you. Their understanding of how what they do affects the whole company can be very motivating for them and profitable for you.
Business Resolution #4 Be a better delegator
Delegate important projects to employees that you think have the ability to rise to the task so they have the opportunity to learn something new. Employees get bored with routine tasks and can feel stuck when they never get any challenging or rewarding work to do.
Business Resolution #5 Assign teams strategically
Take the time to evaluate employees so that they can be assigned to teams that have members that complement each other’s skills and talents.
Business Resolution #6 Listen more
Listen to employees’ ideas. They are often experts in their own area and have the ability to challenge the “we have always done it this way” attitude and can suggest some innovative solutions.
Business Resolution #7 Let go a little
Overall, your goal should be to develop your employees to the point where you are no longer needed to direct every activity. That’s when you can move on to more strategic thinking and planning the future of your company instead of worrying about day-to-day operations.
Business Resolution #8 – Do background screening on your hires
Partnering with a CRA (Consumer Reporting Agency) with the services you need to fill in your HR gaps can be an economical solution. The right CRA partner can help you recruit, integrate your system, perform background screening, provide education and license verification, drug testing at convenient locations, and support throughout the process. Feel confident that you are bringing the best hire into your company by having done due diligence both legally and ethically for your employees and customers. A professional CRA partner pays for itself by avoiding costly hiring mistakes. For a free consultation or more information, contact Genesis Background Screening Services at 866 944-0041 ext 101. Online, email or visit www.genesisbackgroundscreening.com. You can sign up to be emailed whenever we post a new blog at https://genesisbackgroundscreening.com/subscribe-to-the-blog/
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