010: Steve Sanner | Increasing Employee Loyalty With Personal Development Programs

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Truth You Can Act On:
  1. Recognition or reward is best with a personal touch from the leader. When quality work is recognized by a leader, employees feel more validated and cared about. Make it a priority to schedule time for personally rewarding your employees. Simple acts of recognition and small unexpected rewards are surefire ways of boosting engagement.
  2. Innovation comes from listening. The best way to come up with creative ideas for increasing employee satisfaction and loyalty is by listening. Ask your employees questions, show genuine interest in their needs, and listen to what they have to say. Do this on a regular basis and you’re guaranteed to get some great ideas.
  3. Strict on-boarding predicts future sustainability. During the onboarding process, set clear guidelines for the type of person you’re looking to hire. Make it clear that your company is a serious place to work and that you’re looking for the best. The extra effort required to find the right person will always be worth it in the long run.
  4. The key to on-boarding engagement is trust. Many employees have the preconception that business owners and corporations are out to get them. Your job is to change that perception as quickly as possible. During the onboarding process, find ways to show each new hire that the company cares about them.
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