There’s a shift underway in which employees are now the power players in a tight labour market. With Millennials officially designated as the largest generation in the workforce, nearly every employer finds themselves faced with many challenges. Chiefly among them, retaining flight-risk Millennials.
For hospitality firms, December is a whirl of Christmas parties and festive excess – even if they’re the ones working hard to ensure everyone has a good time. But when the music stops in the New Year, the hangover hits pubs, hotels, and restaurants particularly hard with January blues.
Admit it – we’ve all been there. Those grey days from September to April which bring with them low moods known as “the winter blues”.
Mediocrity is dangerous for any business. Every entrepreneur knows this. So what is so taboo about discussing mediocre employees?
As the end of the year is fast approaching, capitalising on occasions such as Christmas to provide your staff with the motivation, or indeed Christmas spirit, they need is fundamental.
The relationships the sales team builds with current or potential clients and customers can create the foundation of your company. Not just purely in terms of individual sales made but also in terms of reputation.
Though the UK may have experienced a belated and unexpected heatwave, the summer holidays have come to an unwelcome end. Children are back at school, you can’t get a seat on the train and people have returned to work, slightly sunburnt and downcast with a case of holiday blues.
Running a business means that your mind is often working at 100mph, so it’s no surprise that certain things can be neglected. However, one duty of utmost importance is that every team needs a leader to encourage them to perform as well as they can.
The last bank holiday weekend of the year has taken place, which has prompted the employer’s dreaded nightmare of the “back to work” mood to take place among staff. Although there aren’t any public holidays until Christmas at this point, businesses should bear in mind that there are measures to keep workers on track all year round.
The Brexit vote, splits in the Labour party and rise of Donald Trump in the US all demonstrate what happens when the establishment finds itself out of touch with populist thinking. But it’s not just politicians who can end up in a world of their own – it can happen within companies too.
Forget the gurus, the new management theories and the latest fads – getting a winning performance from your staff isn’t actually that complicated. It just needs a bit of hard work and a clear plan in three areas.
Whether it’s a villa in Spain or a caravan in Cornwall, chances are you’ve had to deal with a temperamental gas hob. And you’ll know that just pushing in a knob, and hoping the endless clicking will magically result in a flame is a fool’s strategy.