President & CEO
Lainie Bennett is President and CEO of Millennium Personnel Corp., an independently owned and operated boutique administrative employment agency.
At the very base of any successful relationship, including an employer-employee relationship, is trust. Trust among employers and employees is essential to keep any business thriving. It takes trust to establish a team of reliable and dedicated employees. In the same light, it is a team effort to carry a business to success. Without employees whom you trust, what is your business’s worth? Here are a few ways to develop employee trust.
Respect Your Employees and Thank Them for Their Efforts.
There is nothing more detrimental to the success of a business than a boss who does not respect his/her employees. A company that is governed by disregard for its employees’ work and well-being is one filled with low morale. No one wants to work in an environment where they are unhappy. An employee who feels welcomed and appreciated by his/her boss is one who produces the best work. When your employees feel valued and respected, you gain their trust. They trust that you understand the hard effort they put into their work and trust that you have their best interest at hand. Therefore, praise your employees for a job well done and thank them for their efforts. You and the business will reap the benefits of happy employees.
Don’t Just Be a Strong Leader. Be a Strong Team Player Too.
When your employees perceive you as a team player, they trust your leadership. They see you as a hands-on boss that just doesn’t delegate tasks with an iron fist, but one who rolls up sleeves and gets his/her hands dirty with the rest of them. Additionally, by following your guidance as a team leader, they are able to gain new skills and polish up the ones they already have. In turn, you gain employee trust in your ability to offer beneficial direction when providing them with a boss grounded in camaraderie.
Invest Time in Their Professional Development
As a boss, it is important to dedicate time to conduct routine assessments and performance reviews. During these reviews, you are able to provide both praise and constructive criticism to your employees, as well as gauge from them what you or the company can do for their betterment. You gain employee trust by showing your staff that you are committed to their professional growth and success. As a result, have a boss that cares, they’ll be more inclined to further immerse themselves into their work.
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