Ranking right up there with having a high-quality product and being reliable is another key to every manufacturing company’s success — their employees. Your best employees are what keeps your business humming away smoothly. Their dedication, drive and attention to detail help your business meet and exceed its goals, but did you know there could be ways that you are unknowingly driving these very assets away? Check to be sure that your company is not doing any of the following so you can avoid losing those very people that you rely so heavily upon.
1. Looking to the Past
Keeping your eye to the future is crucial when it comes to your business’s success. This includes everything from hiring new talent to hammering out strategies for reaching those goals. Plodding along while doing the same things without trying to innovate is a sure-fire way to lose some of your best employees. They’ll find the work dull, boring and uninspiring. When hiring new employees, staying focused on their past experiences rather than looking at ways they can add to your future is bound to backfire and make your current employees unhappy.
2. Skimping on Training
Training is expensive and your budget could use the dollars more effectively elsewhere. So just keep the status quo by insisting that your employees complete their jobs the same way over and over again. Embrace the mindset that cross training simply wastes valuable time and further empowers your best employees to seek out opportunities elsewhere with their newfound skills. When one of your best employees must be out of work, expect your other workers to pick up the slack and maintain current production levels in spite of their lack of training.
3. Hiding Behind a Veil
Save your company’s important information, such as its goals, progress, expectations and anything else that could benefit your employees, for your management team — many who aren’t even in the trenches on a daily basis. Make sure that your employees aren’t able to make the connections between their work and how it benefits the company and industry at large. Your managers should be hired from the outside and not chosen from your long-term employees who have proven themselves and their value.
Production Paint Finishers has been serving the paint needs for the Midwest’s commercial and industrial sector for over 40 years. Boasting a 100,000 square foot facility, the company continues to innovate and reinvent itself to ensure that it remains the leader within the painting industry. Its dedicated employee base forms the backbone of its high-quality operation.
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