Employers want to hire productive workers who will be a suitable match for their company’s goals just as much as a worker wants to find a good place where they can use their skills to earn them a living. No one has the upper hand here. This is why as much as it is important for an employee to be able to get on their managers’ good side, it is also equally crucial for managers to be able to maintain a good relationship with their workers. The next time you open up recruitment advertising for a position in your Bay area office, make sure you are hiring someone that is not only skilled but someone you and your other workers can also get along with. Here are a few reasons why you might want to keep a strong employer-employee relationship:
When an employee is comfortable with their workspace, what the company stands for, and what their boss represents, they are more likely to stay for the long haul and really want to contribute to the success of a business. Having loyal employees greatly reduces turnover rate and, consequently, the need to recruit fresh hires. Employee loyalty helps with increasing productivity as well as reducing hiring and training costs. When employees feel a sense of belonging to the company they work for, they will put in their best effort to innovate and find new ways to help your business grow as they will be able to derive a sense of satisfaction from their own contribution as well.
When an employer and an employee have a close relationship, both parties are benefitted from an emotional standpoint. On the one hand, the worker will be more inclined to be honest with their employer when they are having difficulties at work or if they need support and resources; on the other hand, employers will also be more sensitive to the needs of their employees and better able to anticipate their individual needs and react accordingly. Additionally, giving and receiving criticism no longer becomes something that both parties dread, as they are able to form better boundaries between their professional and personal relationship. The employer will be better at choosing the appropriate words to give employees feedback, and the workers are also better able to understand their boss’ needs and expectations.
By maintaining a good relationship between you and your employees, you are crossing stress out of their list of concerns in the workplace. Simply by being sensitive to their needs and genuinely caring about their well-being, you can easily kill two birds with one stone, something your business will thank you for.