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.

Advertisements

MAKE YOUR WASTE ENERGY

Waste to energy means producing energy from burning trash, and is the least ideal option in our waste-management circle. If done intelligently, waste to energy plants can reduce the volume of garbage going into a landfill by 90% [1], and recoup some of the energy present in the trash. Irresponsible waste incineration, however, can make the toxins present in trash both more mobile and more lethal, further exacerbating the problem of what to do with what we throw away.

Waste to energy still sends some materials – usually ash – to a landfill, where most of our trash is still being buried. Landfills are fraught with environmental problems. These include household and industrial wastes leaking into the ground and contaminating our food and drinking water, the release of greenhouse gasses such as methane, and the permanent loss of valuable materials and nutrients – many of which were just recently dug up out of the ground. The limited and leaky nature of landfills only highlights the old adage – There is no such place as away.

 

LET’S REUSE PRODUCTS WHERE WE CAN!!!

Americans produce a staggering 1600 pounds of trash per person per year. The majority of this trash comes from “durable goods” [1].  Durable goods are what we think of as “stuff” – radios, dvd players, toys, furniture, clothes – all the things that we buy which are often discarded before the end of their useful life.

Reusing materials contributes to a twofold gain – the item doesn’t head to the landfill andthere is no need to purchase a new product.  Furthermore, reusing an item is better than recycling because the process of recycling takes a good deal of energy.

The used clothing store, the second-hand bookshop, and the reclaimed building supply shop all are great examples of places to either purchase or drop off used goods. Often these options are both less expensive for you, as well as less expensive for the planet.

 

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

We remanufacture for all major brands…HP, Canon, Brother, Lexmark, Dell & more!

With over 20 years experience, Cartridge World can save you money on ink and toner cartridges every day, but we’re more than the low-price leader. We guarantee the quality of our remanufactured printer cartridges and we back that up with and total satisfaction guarantee and excellent customer service. We take great care to use the best inks and the latest technology when refilling ink cartridges and remanufacturing toner cartridges.

Cartridge World is the leader in remanufacturing and refilling printer cartridges. We provide replacements for all major brands including HP, Dell, Canon, Lexmark and Epson. We refill ink cartridges for most home or small business printers, whether they are multi-function, color or black and white. We remanufacture laser cartridges for most high speed copiers, full color printers or all-in-one laser printers. We also refill fax and copier cartridges.

– We provide the service and convenience you expect — from a locally owned and operated business. We are the specialists in both ink cartridges and toner printer cartridges, it’s all we do!

– All you need to do is swap your empty color or black ink cartridge, or color or black toner cartridge for one that has been thoroughly tested to ensure it will work properly with your printer. If you don’t have an empty cartridge, don’t worry we have many printer cartridges in stock ready to go.

-With 650 stores in North America and 1,700 stores worldwide, we guarantee you’ll be 100% satisfied with the ink cartridges and toner cartridges you purchase from us.

-Using Cartridge World cartridges is the environmentally smart decision for printer cartridges. Reusing is the highest form of environmental responsibility.

-Most Cartridge World stores offer free pick-up and delivery for qualified business customers.

Use our Savings Calculator at Cartridgeworld.com to see how much you can start saving today

All of our products and services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Interested? Visit a convenient store near you.
3645 Marketplace Blvd., Ste. 170, East Point GA 30344
http://www.atlinkrefill.com
404-629-5200

REFILL YOUR INK CARTRIDGES…SAVE MONEY!!!

Inkjet refills are much cheaper than purchasing new inkjet cartridges each time your ink runs out. If you have an inkjet printer and you do a lot of printing whether it is for home or business use you will know that replacing the cartridges can be a costly business. Inkjet refills can help save you a fortune if you get through a lot of ink. Companies that offer inkjet refills and printer ink refills will be able to refill most major brands of cartridges. They will sell printer ink refills to you and recycle your old empty ink cartridges.

This also helps to save the environment as there is much less waste produced if you refill your old cartridges compared to if everybody just threw them away and bought new ones every time. Many companies will sell universal ink that says it will work in any manufacturer’s cartridge but this may not be the best option. Good quality inkjet refills will include a priming tool and these are not commonly available with most generic printer ink refills. Good suppliers will sell inkjet refills that are for specific brands of printer such as HP, Lexmark or Hewlett Packard. Different brands use different ink formulations so good inkjet refills will be created so they are the same ink formulation as the original to produce just as good quality printing results.

Cartridge World Campcreek uses only the best ink and the highest quality of EVERYTHING!!!

http://www.atlinkrefill.com
404-629-5200

We provide discounts for teachers, police, fire, veterans and students. We deliver.

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.

Image