3rd October 2019

Looking After Your People Should Be Your First Priority

Here at Zappshelter protecting what matters runs through our core. Our storage shelters protect your products, your profits and, of course, your people – the most valuable asset any company has. 

Some of the biggest and most successful companies in the world understand the importance of putting their people first with Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, saying, “Take care of your employees and they’ll take care of your business”.

People can make or break a business, and good employees are worth protecting and retaining. While happy and engaged employees are more productive, loyal and efficient, disengaged employees are costing businesses billions each year in lost productivity.

Investing in people is the smartest decision you can make

When you work to engage your employees, productivity goes up, customer service improves and there’s an important shift in mindset as people move from a problem-making to a problem-solving approach. 

For the people in your organisation, work becomes more enjoyable, they feel more appreciated and their morale improves.

It’s clear that placing your employees at the heart of your business will deliver many benefits beyond simply improving the atmosphere at work, it directly impacts the bottom line with benefits including:

  • Lower staff turnover
  • More engaged employees
  • Increased productivity
  • Decreased levels of absenteeism
  • Greater profitability

Putting your people at the heart of everything you do

So how can you harness employee wellbeing and bring it, and all the accompanying benefits, to your business?

1. Pay more

It may be an obvious place to start, but paying your employees more will increase their loyalty. It’s not just about the money, it’s about feeling like their work is appreciated and valued by your business.

2. Provide benefits

You could also offer non-financial employee benefits that would make them feel valued at work and just happier in general. Offering flexible work options is a great benefit that would be appreciated by many people.  

3. Offer training

You won’t be able to keep great employees for long if you don’t offer training and clear paths to progression. Giving your people the right training will help them learn new skills and be the best they can be. They will repay you in loyalty.

4. Build trust

You want your people to trust you, but that has to be reciprocated. A great manager should put faith in their people, giving them a greater level of responsibility. This will increase their loyalty to your business and make them more invested in your success.

5. Share praise

Everyone likes to hear that they’re doing a good job. Positive reinforcement is a great way to create a positive work environment and make your employees feel happy and proud of their contribution. A simple ‘thank you’ can go a long way.

Taking care of your people isn’t an exercise reserved for big companies. Small and big companies alike can put their people at the heart of their business and reap the rewards.

So look after your people – after all, where would your company be without them?

If you’re looking for a solution to protect your people, product and profits, get in touch with us today to discuss our container shelter solutions