Helping Employees Enjoy Their Working Lives
Your company is only as good as the employees you have. If you own a business, you probably treat your product or service like a child. You nurture your business so that it is received well by the buying public. You probably have strict rules and strict ways of doing things. However, did you ever ask yourself whether or not you are in compliance with laws regarding employee and employer relationships? We use the ACAS helpline to check and recheck how we do things. We appreciate our employees, and we fully realize that our company does not exist without them.
If your business is the mind, then your employees are the body that lets the mind interact with the world. You cannot do anything for your customers without your employees. You can have the best products or the most incredible service in the world, but you have nothing without great employees to make it all happen. Once your business grows to the point that you cannot run it alone, you should realize the importance of attracting good employees to work with you. Yes, realize that they work with you and not really for you. They can leave at any time they choose unless under contract. However, even if you have people under contract, would you want to keep them if they were disgruntled? I think not.
We go out of our way to make working here a desirable part of their daily lives. A day is roughly divided into thirds. People usually sleep a third of it, work a third of it and then do everything else in the other third. So, if one-third of your life is spent at work, it should be something you really want to be doing. We try to make every job from janitorial services to high-level executive management something our employees desire to do on a daily basis. This is why our people come in early and have smiles on their faces when they work.