The Importance of a Strong Employer/Employee Relationship
When employees have a strong, healthy relationship with their employers, the entire company benefits. Studies show that employees who have mutually respectful relationships with their employers are more likely to be happy, loyal and productive in the long-run. Unfortunately, building a relationship of this nature is easier said than done, and if you are considering taking a second look at your relationship with your employees, here are some reasons to continue doing so.
Retain Loyal Employees
Losing an employee to a competitor can be devastating, but unfortunately, employees who do not have an amicable relationship with their employers are more likely to leave. When an employee feels comfortable around their employer, and appreciated, they are far more likely to remain loyal. Companies that encourage positive relationships between workers and managers are generally more successful, and since their employees are more likely to stick around, they don’t spend as much on recruiting, hiring and training new workers.
Fewer Workplace Conflicts
Let’s face it – when a person enjoys being around their manager and co-workers, they are less likely to seek out conflicts. A peaceful workplace is just one of the many benefits of strong employee-employer relationships, and if your workplace has been the scene of a conflict recently, you may want to reevaluate how you relate to your workers. Conflicts reduce productivity levels, and increase disharmony, and the energy expended quelling conflicts could be better spent working.
As mentioned above, an employee who has a positive relationship with their boss is more likely to be productive, and the more productive your employees are, the more revenue your company can generate. When an employee feels happy to work for you, they are more likely to put forth their best effort and maintain a personal stake the projects they work on.
If you are struggling to find employees willing to form positive relationships, Lehigh Technicals may be able to assist you. We are an established staffing firm, and we take great pride in helping companies find knowledgeable and hardworking employees. Contact us today to learn more about our approach to staffing.