If you are like me, you’ve seen this infographic making it’s way around social media:
But it wasn’t until it was shared again recently that I had a thought. While I think it’s true, employees DO stay when these things happen, what I also find is that this information also leads to other thoughts and questions, such as:
- What if I can’t pay them very well?
- How do you mentor an employee?
- What do I do to challenge my employees?
- What if I have no open positions to promote them to?
- How do I involve them?
- They’re paid, isn’t that appreciation enough?
- I value them when they show up!
- On a mission to do what?
- I’ve told them they are empowered 100 times.
- What if I don’t trust them?
Because this infographic is long on, “yeah, that’s right” type of share-ability and short on HOW to do any of these things, I thought I would address them. Starting with the “Paid Well” conundrum, I will do a series of posts providing insights and techniques for each of these areas. If you have suggestions that you think other leaders would benefit from, feel free to email them to me or put it in a comment below.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing your suggestions!
About the author – After 20+ years in hospitality leadership and human resources, Matt Heller founded Performance Optimist Consulting in 2011 with one simple goal: Help Leaders Lead. Matt now works with attractions large and small and leaders at all levels to help them improve leadership competencies, customer service, employee motivation and teamwork. His book, “The Myth of Employee Burnout” was released in 2013 has become a go-to resource among industry leaders.