Jacqueline McClure, Genesis Background Screening Services
If you have an old school attitude about the relationship between employer and employee, you may think that your staff just needs to come to work, do their job and earn their paycheck. You may expect loyalty, hard work, and adaptability to just happen – after all, you pay for it…right?
Would you be surprised to know that according to the Gallup Poll, 51% of the U.S. workforce is not fully engaged and they are considering leaving their current job? The Gallup Poll also shows statistics that highly engaged business units result in 21% greater profitability and a 41% reduction in absenteeism. With that much at stake, doesn’t it make sense to be sure your management is trained and committed to creating an empathetic work environment that encourages engagement, and feedback?
You are the boss, so your voice needs to be heard, but it’s equally important to listen. You’re in a hurry and you just want to get your point across. So…you interrupt, interject or talk over. This is counter-productive for lots of reasons, but mainly because you are missing out on the skills and intelligence of your employees. Some of the best things you will ever learn is gained from people that are in the trenches doing the work. They have knowledge about processes, teams, customers and equipment that you may not have first-hand experience with. Do you think they will share this information with you if your listening skills are poor and they feel undervalued?
If you have had poor luck with retaining employees, maybe it’s time to update your thinking. Over the years, employees would have always preferred to be treated with respect and be managed by leaders who listen and engage, but now the younger workforce expects and demands it. They know their value and don’t give their all for employers who don’t genuinely care enough to help them be successful in their role.
Want loyalty? Most employees now know that they cannot count on the companies they work for in regard to stability, training or career advancement. This makes it very easy for them to leave anytime an interesting opportunity presents itself. If your company does not offer your employees a work environment that cares, listens and helps them grow, why would they stay engaged? When management listens, stays involved in their workforce and considers their employees important assets, the relationship is enhanced and loyalty is more likely to happen.
Partnering with a CRA (Consumer Reporting Agency) that has the services you need to fill in your HR gaps can be a very economical solution. The right 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. Not only can you feel confident that you are bringing the best hire into your company, but you will know that you have done due diligence both legally and ethically for your employees and customers. In addition to accomplishing this at a price that fits your budget, a professional CRA partner pays for it self by avoiding costly hiring mistakes. For more information, contact Genesis Background Screening Services at 866 944-0041 ext 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.genesisbackgroundscreening.com
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