Creating and fostering a positive work culture is one of the most important things you can do to help your business. Why? A positive work culture will increase the productivity and loyalty of your employees. It strengthens morale and promotes teamwork.
Here are 3 of the most impactful ways you can create a positive work culture.
1) Make sure your people know your goals and values
People like to know what they’re working toward. Think of sports. The best seasons occur when everyone is unified to win. They know what their position is and what it takes to score.
Take a moment to express your goals. Do you want to have the highest production quotas ever? To beat your rivals across town? Put them on a website or newsletter. Make sure everyone knows how they contribute.
2) Appreciate your employees
You may appreciate your employees every day. The key is making sure they feel appreciated. Think about having pizza days or donuts in the morning once a month or so to indicate your appreciation. Be sure to link it to a “we’re glad you work here” message. Everyone responds well to being appreciated.
If your goals do include meeting quotas or upping production in some ways, you can also think about appreciation awards when this is done. Free tickets to local events as a reward, or even a half-day off for top performers, will go a long way to making employees know they are appreciated.
3) Hire positive people
Many people focus, of course, on skills when they’re going through the employee hiring process. That has to be done: without the skills, the hire won’t work. But remember that soft skills like a positive attitude, good work ethic, and dedication to team spirit are highly important as well.
When you go through applications, be sure to look for any displays of positive attitudes, like team sports or volunteer activities. Ask interview questions that assess positive attitude, like “what makes you happy?” When you check references, ask specifically about attitudes and positivity.
Are you looking to hiring great culture fits?
A staffing firm can help you develop questions and other recruitment techniques to find positive people. We can also help with calling references and other background checks. We can assist with recruiting good, responsible employees for your team. Stride Staffing’s goal is to build stronger connections between employers and individuals by doing staffing differently. Really. Contact us today for staffing agencies in Arlington, Dallas, Mesquite, DeSoto, and Richardson, Texas.