Posted by Robert Half on 21 June 2013
How a little effort can go a long way
You spend the majority of your daylight hours together in the same ofﬁce but how well do you really know your team?
A personal touch can go a long way in helping you get to know the people who work for you.
Here are three top tips to help build a bridge between you and them and improve staff retention:
- Without coming across like you are being nosey, ask about their hobbies and family life. Learning a little about your staff as individuals will make them feel recognised and included.
- Show compassion when an employee is going through a personal crisis. Identifying when a staff member is having a tough time and offering them support and understanding will help lift their morale.
- Note down birthdays and other important events in your team’s lives so that you don’t forget. It will make them feel special and part of a team.
Small gestures like offering a team member time off when they are going through a personal crisis or simply arranging a birthday cake for them that make all the difference. Happy teams are productive teams.