Getting started with effective people management can be as simple as giving your staff clear job descriptions. We all feel more engaged in a job when we know exactly why we are there and what is expected of us.
Outline the responsibilites and targets for your new and existing staff and you will soon see higher returns on your investment.
Employees are at the heart of any business because happy employees means hefty profits. Your business can’t shine over the competition without an engaged workforce.
To attract and retain the best talent you need good employment practices. It is no accident that the revenues for the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For see increased profits over their competitors.
The simple practice of having job descriptions for your staff can have a dramatic impact on profits.
Business whose majority of employees know their responsibilities were found to have profit levels at 125% above those without.
A detailed organisational structure with clear roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are the basis of a job description.
The time invested will be repaid many times over when everyone knows what they’re doing and why.
At a minimum, a job description includes:
A job description is by no means exhaustive and may change over time. It’s important to keep your employees up to date on any changes in their responsibilites.
Speak to your staff regularly about their KPIs and help them track their progress. There may be something you can do to help them achieve the targets.
Work on job descriptions with your staff and they will feel supported and you will be more likely to see returns on your investment in them.
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