Too often businesses don’t have the funds or resources to hire people unless there is a strong need for more workers. The only issue with that situation is we tend to pick people who can hit the ground running. Whether they are ultimately the best fit for our company is another question entirely.
As someone who does payroll work for many different companies, I see time and time again where the owners of a company only want people with experience, and pass over people, who with a little training and care, would ultimately become much better employees and team members.
One of the biggest mistakes employers make is to neglect to in grain in each employee how important their role in the company is. How to best represent the company, and where they can add value, contribute to the company’s goals and thus make it more successful.
Forbes Magazine posted an article titled ” Ten Things Your Employees Should Know — But They Don’t ” by Liz Ryan. I thought this would be a great excerpt as the end of the year approaches, and we prepare for a new, even more successful year next year.
“How Their Job Supports the Organization’s Goals
When I was a baby HR person we called this essential element “line of sight.” Every employee on your team needs to know how his or her work fits into the overall organization and its goals, but the vast majority of working people don’t have a clue. They do what they’re told.
That’s a waste of their brain cells and your payroll dollars, not to mention a waste of potential for everyone involved. It’s easy to explain to everybody in your shop how the pieces fit together to make the organization run.
The more altitude your teammates have, the more they can put together solutions to internal and external problems that you and your managers haven’t even noticed yet.”
We hope you take a moment and think about how to incorporate this practice into your company. And remember, we are here to help with all of your payroll needs!
Jennifer, Matt, & Anthony