How to Build a Loyal Workforce by Anita Starks Part 2
Continuing this months topic of how to build a loyal workforce, I want to talk about initiating loyalty first to employees and producing action from your plans.
Reciprocate – The biggest secret is to give loyalty first. If you want employees to go above and beyond for you, you must go above and beyond for them. The best leaders get this. They fight for the team, and in return, the team fights for them.
This doesn’t mean that you must give them more financially.
There are many non-financial rewards you can give that will help build loyalty, such as giving respect and praise, having an employee of the month being flexible when they need time off, and listening to their suggestions and feedback.
Putting Your Plan into Action – To put this plan into action, take some time to focus on your employee loyalty. Work at building a loyal team and doing what it takes to make that happen. It may take you coming to terms with the fact that you need to replace a few people, or that you need to work on your own actions toward you employees. When you evaluate what needs to be done and get it done, everything else will fall into place. “There is always room for improvement – it’s the biggest room in the house”