Being a good boss is as simple as keeping your workforce happy. When your employees are happy, you can be assured of fewer mistakes, more productivity, and more satisfied clients. Fortunately, keeping employees happy is more than high compensation. While a paycheck or a good salary will motivate any employee into giving his or her very best to the company, it is not the only option to keeping employees happy and satisfied.
One of the most common myths in business is that part time workers are not as loyal as their full time counterparts. However, this is not necessarily true, and if you would like to retain these workers for the long haul and convert stellar workers to work full time, then you need to keep the following facts in mind:
Many times managers and supervisors find themselves managing a new employee, or a group of new employees. New employees might not necessarily be new to the workforce and the industry, but the fact that they are new to the office or company calls for special attention from the manager or their supervisors. Studies show that giving special attention to a new employee helps them to perform better.
A good manager keeps the welfare of his/her employees at the forefront when scheduling shifts. Even if you consider yourself one of them, you need to be up-to-date on the latest labor laws to ensure you do not violate their rights unknowingly. The following are some U.S. based labor laws that should be at your fingertips:
With recent legislative changes in the United States regarding labor laws, it is as important as ever to ensure that your business is keeping a verified, well-documented account of labor costs for employees. From the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 to the 2015 changes on overtime regulations, employers are both financially and criminally liable for keeping and publishing accurate financial statements.