Methods for Building Employee Loyalty

The days of lifetime employment at a single company are long gone, so business leaders today need to make an extra effort to retain talent and foster employee loyalty.

Loyal employees are the heart of successful companies. When people feel fulfilled at their jobs, they go above and beyond to help the organization improve. They share expertise, resolve conflicts, suggest improvements, boost morale, help co-workers, conserve resources, and more. “Those behaviors make groups and organizations more effective — sales are better, production loss is lower, everything is better,” says Diane Bergeron, an assistant professor at Case Western’s Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland.

To become one of those lucky companies, take time to understand what your employees need and provide it for them. “As in any relationship, if you get what you need, you’re more likely to stay,” Bergeron says.

Loyalty is largely inspired by flexibility and individual attention. These four techniques can help you offer that to every employee:

1. Invest more time in the hiring process. Hiring takes a lot of time, but a rigorous process pays off when you find the right person. “Person/organization fit is huge,” Bergeron says. “If you’re selective on the front end, you lose fewer people later.” Well-matched employees are naturally more loyal, so retaining them takes less effort.

As you hire, introduce the candidate to several people on your team, ask them to complete a project or share samples of past work, and screen for personality. “Make sure their values match the values of the organization,” Bergeron adds. A good match will blend naturally with the others on your team, rounding out their skills and fitting in with the overall culture.

2. Make your employees marketable. A good working relationship must be beneficial for both of you, meaning that employees need regular opportunities to enhance their professional skills. Many companies worry about investing too much in employees in case they leave, but you want to do just the opposite. “The more [employees] feel they can leave, the more likely they are to stay,” Bergeron says.

Managers are the most important source of growth and inspiration. “The relationship with the manager is the number one predictor of whether or not someone stays [at a job],” Bergeron says. Make sure your managers are trained to inspire their employees, share their expertise, and offer opportunities for growth.

3. Allow many paths to promotion. Your employees’ needs are ever evolving, so you can help them grow and inspire loyalty by offering opportunities for advancement tailored to their skills and goals. For example, many computer programmers want to move up without shifting into management, so tech companies often offer a choice between a technical or managerial career path.

Go one step further by helping an employee create a new job based on their skill set, or allowing them to rotate between different roles. “If people have the flexibility to tailor their job to their needs, they’re less likely to leave to find what they need,” Bergeron says.

4. Empower employees to make choices. Inspire loyalty by giving employees a sense of freedom and control. “When people feel that they’re trusted, they respond to that,” Bergeron says. You might let employees work from home when needed, make decisions autonomously, or adjust their work schedule to balance family. Those freedoms show confidence and help employees tailor the job to their needs.

“Trust is this basic component of society,” Bergeron says. “Without it, [organizations] cease to function.” Trusting companies have less rigid management, greater creativity, and higher employee satisfaction. They also inspire employees to go above and beyond, making the workplace better for everyone.

THINGS WE ALL CAN DO TO RECYCLE

  • RESUSE
  • Use both sides of your paper before recycling it.
  • Purchase used items when possible instead of buying new ones.
  • Have broken items repaired before buying a new item
  • Sell or donate items instead of throwing them away.
  • Encourage use of non-disposable plates, silverware, and glasses in your school or work cafeteria
  • Send old shoes back to companies like Nike to be reused

Save 40% on Printer Cartridges

In North America, more than 40,000 tons of plastic and metal is saved from landfills annually as a result of cartridge recycling. For every 100,000 used cartridges recycled, we can save 9599 kilograms of aluminum, 40 tons of plastic, and 1,000,000 liters of oil. Ink cartridge recycling has virtually become synonymous with successful sustainable development.

Now imagine the exponential savings by reusing those cartridges BEFORE recycling them. Reuse is the highest form of recycling which is why remanufacturing is the ideal way to give used inkjet and toner cartridges another life – a life which doesn’t include being abandoned in a landfill where it can take more than 1,000 years for the cartridge to decompose.

Here are just some of the reasons to reuse/recycle cartridges:

It reduces air and water pollution/emissions associated with landfilling, incineration or the manufacturing of new cartridges.

It conserves our natural resources such as timber, water, oil/petroleum and minerals because it reduces the need for raw materials.

It helps save energy.

It decreases emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.

It helps us sustain the environment for future generations.

Introducing Cartridge World Camp Creek – East Point, GA

Cartridge World Camp Creek is a cartridge retailer and manufacturer with a franchise in Cascade. The company sells black and color ink printer cartridges and toner. Remanufacturing and refilling services are also available.

  • Fax: 404-629-5200
  • Hours: Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 6pm; Sat, 10am – 4pm; Sun, closedLocated between PapaJohn’s and PetSmart near Barnes & Noble10% discounts- Teachers, Police, Fire, and Veterans
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
  • Contact email: info500@cartridgeworldusa.com
  • Founding Date: November 13, 2010
  • Payments accepted: American Express, Cash, Debit Card, Diner’s Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Products: Inkjet and Laser Toner Cartridges, PC’s and Printers sales and repair, paper, fax, copy, lamination, and notary services.
  • Services: Delivery, Gift certificates, Repair, Shipping
  • Return policy: 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • ATM: No
  • Public restrooms: No
  • Parking: Free lot
  • What makes this community special?: The Cascade community has been active in building a community by engaging the government and private sector to insure that we have the best quality of life and services.
  • License/certification: Not applicable
  • Corporate accounts: Yes
  • What’s the most overlooked, must-have office item?: PC and Printer sales and repair services. We have free business delivery and we can ship to customers anywhere in the United States. Order online and we will ship to you. E-waste recycling services.

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