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3 Ways to Foster Employee Loyalty

Employees are the backbone of a company and fostering loyalty should be among the top priorities for any organisation.

Loyalty is sometimes taken for granted and assumed to go along with the salary but it takes more than money to keep employees committed.

Do your employees feel as if they are just another face in the crowd or do they go home at the end of each day knowing that they are making a difference through their work?

Truthfully, not much could be accomplished without them so why not take the time to ensure their loyalty and commitment to making a success of your business?

Here are three ways to inspire loyalty among workers.

  1. Communication

Employees may not need to know every little detail concerning the workings of the company, but they still want to be kept “in the loop”.

Most importantly, employees should always be the first to find out about big announcements from management and not through the media. Clear and honest communication with employees will make them feel trusted thereby inspiring greater loyalty.

  1. Culture

What is the atmosphere like in your company? Having different personalities and attitudes under the same roof for 8 hours a day or more is bound to cause some friction.

Being able to diffuse difficult situations takes a fair amount of diplomacy and skill. When employees know they can approach the higher-ups regarding issues in the workplace, they will feel more secure and content in their roles.

  1. Confidence

One of the easiest ways to demoralise an employee is to micromanage their schedules and work. So how do you change this?

Giving them some space to prove themselves and their ability can go a long way in building their confidence levels. It could also result in them wanting to take the initiative and do more for the betterment of the company.

Professional Sourcing is a top-tier South African-based recruitment agency operating internationally, IPM accredited, LEVEL 2 BEE RATED and 51% Black Owned.

Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector. -- Patricia Koekemoer

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