Good company culture is nothing to shake a stick at. It affects how engaged your employees are, how hard they’ll work, whether you can attract new hires, and whether your current employees will stick around long-term. But how do you know whether you’re developing the right type of company culture?
Here are six tips to enhance your company culture.
Let every single employee know how every little task they perform is valuable to the company. When each person understands how integral they are to the day-to-day operations and the long-term success of your company, they’ll work harder, not wanting to let everyone down. Show your appreciation for their efforts and celebrate their successes.
Hire good fits
Don’t hire people who will clash with your company’s culture. If your company is characterized by an upbeat, collaborative style where impromptu brainstorming sessions are the norm, you might not want to hire someone who’s super quiet and determined to work independently. That person might not be happy in your environment, and they might not gel with everyone else, creating interpersonal friction and stifling teamwork and cooperation.
Be consistent and principled
From the top management positions down to your contract positions, every person’s actions should reflect and support the company’s values. In other words, if your company claims to value honesty and integrity while one employee is doing something dishonest or unethical and everyone else turns a blind eye, that’s a problem. People who don’t meet those expectations need to be reprimanded or let go. Otherwise, the rest of your employees will feel disillusioned, mistrust, and resentment.
Make culture comprehensive
Your culture should permeate through all your departments, even through your interactions with your clients and customers and prospective employees. Encourage innovation and collaboration to continue to develop your culture.
Check culture frequently
Whether it’s employee surveys or just a periodic informal assessment of your culture, check in on it regularly. If you ignore it, things can get bad pretty quickly, and before you know it, you’ll have discontented workers and perhaps a mass exodus of your top employees.
Nothing satisfies employees like the knowledge that their employer has faith in them and is willing to invest in their futures. Encourage them to take on new challenges that stretch their skills and abilities. Offer professional development opportunities, like workshops, conferences, and online courses. And establish a mentor program and regular goal-setting.
Let us help your company
At A.R. Mazzotta, we understand how valuable people are to the health of a company’s success. We will get to know your business, your philosophy, your culture, and your goals to help you design the perfect staffing solution for your organization. As one of the most trusted employment agencies in Connecticut, we’ve earned a solid reputation. For more advice on how A.R. Mazzotta can help your employees support your culture, contact our team today.