Selling your company to your employees and making sure they are on board with what you do is critical.
That said have you been doing a good job of getting your workers to buy into your company?
When employees are on board with what their employer is doing, it can make all the difference in the world.
So, what should you be doing to get your team to buy into your company?
Strive for Success
While every owner wants to be successful, statistics show not all businesses make it.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes around one-fifth of new businesses go under. That would be within the first two years of opening up. Even when surviving the initial two years, nearly 50 percent go out of business over the first five years.
With those numbers for you to think on, it is imperative that you do all you can to strive for success.
One of the ways to do this is to have employees buying into your vision for success.
So, how best to go about making sure that vision is carried out?
For one, you want employees to feel like they have a good future in working with your company.
Among the ways to go about that:
- Give employees what they need – It is key to have the right resources in place for employees to work. That said you also have to reward them. As an example, if you have a sales team in place, make sure you notice their efforts as you go looking for more sales. One way to go about this is to have sales commission software in place. Such software means you reward those salespeople doing the work you hired them to do. Even with a base salary in place, it is important for salespeople to have the chance to earn commissions. Such commissions can add up as time goes by. With the right tracking software, you can easily record their efforts.
- Opportunities to move up – How good of a job do you tend to do when it comes to giving employees the opportunity to move up? Having that chance for advancement is important to many workers. With that in mind, it would behoove you to have such opportunities available. If you do not, it could lead some workers to decide to look elsewhere over time. That would be for jobs and companies that better suit their needs.
- Being treated fair – It goes without saying some owners do play favorites when it comes to folks. That said you should do all you can to avoid such practices. Having favorites can leave a bad taste in the mouths of some workers. When this occurs, it can lead to trouble within the company. Do your best to treat everyone equally no matter their status. When you do, you will more times than not see a more peaceful operation.
In selling employees on your company, are you making the sale or do you still have more work to do?