The Amazing Things Employees Do -

The Amazing Things Employees Do

It is always good to remember, as an employer, to always be grateful to have good employees. It takes a lot to recruit and maintain top talent – and every once in a while, special employees come along that just seem to “get it”. These employees drive the entire company forward, and often advancement and reward are not an issue for them. But only a worthy company can retain them.

Below are some examples of the things these employees seem to do effortlessly, and tips on how to help your great employees to be even more amazing.

They enthusiastically learn all aspects of the business

They understand that they’re part of something bigger and more worthwhile than just their job. They look to learn other areas of the business and be fluent in these areas so they’ll have a positive impact within multiple areas of the company.

Tip: Invest in training within areas like accounting, marketing and management so all employees have the access to learn and grow.

They adopt the business

They treat the company as if it were their own. They want to make decisions about expenses and opportunities with the future of the company in mind, assessing risk vs. reward.

Tip: Be transparent in your business – the more you share your philosophy, the easier it is for employees to make the right decisions.

They generate opportunities

They don’t have to be in sales or marketing to help a company grow. They see company growth as a collective effort and keep their eyes open for ways to move the company forward.

Tip: Ensure your employees understand your value proposition and can easily identify opportunities – then reward them openly for their efforts.

They resolve issues before they are issues

Have you ever noticed a positive change in a procedure when you were totally unaware of the need for that change? Amazing employees always look to improve systems proactively.

Tip: Communicate a clear vision of where the company is going, and encourage initiative to employees feel safe and empowered to make a change.

They speak up

Amazing employees understand that hiding bad news has no advantage. They find kind/positive ways to bring uncomfortable information to your attention. They tell people what is necessary before major damage is done.

Tip: Have an open communication environment where people are not only given permission to tell the truth but also know you can be approached in confidence.

They demonstrate high standards, with low maintenance

Amazing employees quietly drive their own high standards. You’re able to relax and feel you can trust that employee to perform a task to the same high standards you’d expect from yourself.

Tip: Set examples and the tone for high performance with minimal drama. Reward those who can execute in the same manner.

They develop themselves and others

Not only do they drive their own career, but they inspire others to do the same. They lead by example without creating animosity or resentment. They can see their perfect future, and bring others along.

Tip: Encourage personal development and peer growth through dedicated learning time for career advancement.

They research, apply and refine

They proactively explore options, take action and then improve without direction. No employer expects people to know everything, but some employees will strive to learn.

Tip: Invest time in exploration and expansive thinking.

They create a happy atmosphere

No one is always sunshine and roses. But some employees understand the dynamics of people, stress and the balance of work, life and friendship. They exude positive energy even in stressful times and share it around, making for a happier, more relaxed office atmosphere.

Tip: Create an environment where people can openly express themselves. Encourage hard work to achieve their dreams.

They help create amazing bosses

Employers want to work with amazing employees and be worthy of working with these people.

Tip: Make efforts to genuinely show appreciation for any of the above behaviour so people feel their value and will grow to full potential. Then they will do the same for you!


Source: – article by Kevin Daum

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