“Remember the difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says go- a leader says “Let’s Go” -E.M. Kelly
In reality, not all employers appreciate good quality employees. This is in fact quite saddening. This is where employees tend to feel under appreciated; thus finding alternative ways to look for better prospects.
Nevertheless, there are many employers who do appreciate and care for their good quality employees but they don’t really know how to display their appreciation sometimes.
Appreciation may not necessary be in monetary terms, it can be in words of encouragement or recommendation for a better promotion for them.
Good employers are able to make good employees stay put in the company and this is definitely beneficial for the company’s growth in the long run. Here are 5 traits of a good employer.
1.Be a good leader
Being a leader and being a boss is two separate matters altogether. When an employer leads, this meant they are able to delegate tasks which are appropriate, reasonable and suitable for the employee’s career growth and well-being.
As for when an employer takes on a boss disposition, they delegate jobs without considering their employees’ well-being, strengths and weaknesses; of which all importance are meant solely for the benefit of the employer .
Good leaders’ think that their greatest asset in the company is the people who work for them. When employees are happy and taken care of, they will produce greater results for the company.
2.Focus on employee’s self-development
Employees are people after all and people tend to challenge themselves in life’s different stages.
Good employers have a good hindsight in identifying their employees who are of high talents; thus sending them for courses or training to further improve their knowledge and skill sets.
Besides providing them the necessary courses and training, good employers will give opportunities to employees to brush up their talents by assigning them more jobs and tasks on hand that are relevant.
3.Encourage thoughts and opinions
Good employers don’t shut their employees off when it comes to generating ideas, thoughts and opinions in accomplishing certain tasks or projects in hand.
They will be more than happy to receive suggestions, critics, opinions for the best way to tackle a matter.
They don’t just listen, they study their employees’ thoughts and opinions and will judge appropriately whether it is feasible or not.
4.Good company culture and flexibility
Rigidity doesn’t work when it comes to ensuring maximum potential of employees in making sure that the organization is working towards the right path.
Good employers should be able to set a culture that is deem fitting in the workplace. That way, employees will not feel too “controlled” and that they have the freedom to work to their fullest potential.
In addition, employers should be able to acknowledge those who are worth it; this can ensure that employees feel happy working in the organization. Enforcing good company culture can also mean that employees that they hire are not of good grades alone but of good characteristics and attitudes.
5.Decent salary and benefits
Everyone has food to put on their table and bills to pay. When a capable employee doesn’t enjoy the fruits of their labor, what makes you think that they will stay put in a company for a longer period?
Benefits in terms of medical, optical, dental can be benefits that will enable employees to work harder and even better for the company. It is definitely a win-win situation for both employers and employees.
In the best-selling leadership books of all time “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You”, internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker and author, John C. Maxwell goes in-depth into 21 undisputed leadership abilities any good employer must understand and implement in order to become great leaders.
Maxwell’s combination of down to earth leadership principles, combined with relevant examples and his experience in multiple organizations, makes this book an authority on the subject.