As a boss, you’re never rooting for an employee to fail. If there are employees on your team that are struggling, it’s in your best interest to help them turn things around. While replacing employees and training new ones is sometimes necessary, you can save a lot of time and money if you can prevent having to do that. Here are three ways you can help your employees improve their performance.
Clarify: If you know an employee is struggling in a certain area, be honest and direct so they can understand the issue and get to fixing it. Don’t beat around the bush or try to soften the blow. If the message isn’t clear, then you’re not doing the company or the employee any favors. Also, listen to any issues the employee might have with completing their tasks. There could be an underlying issue you’re not aware of that may lead to an easier fix to the problem they’re having.
Provide: As a manager, it’s your job to provide your staff with the tools they need to achieve success. Whether it’s technology, man-power, or motivation, find out what each of your employees needs in order to accomplish their goals. When training employees, make sure they’re given a clear idea of what success looks like so they can start off on the right path.
Reward: If an employee feels unappreciated or overlooked, it can be difficult for them to stay motivated, and when motivation is gone, job performance will take a major hit. Let your employees know when they’re doing well, and provide incentives for their successes. You don’t have to provide a promotion or raise every time an employee does well, but letting them know when they do a good job and making it known that success can lead to career advancement is a great way to motivate them to be consistently excellent.