Top tips for business leaders: creating a caring company


The Shearin Group Leadership Training Tips – Showing your staff that you care about them simply makes good business sense. Find out why and discover some practical advice

Why should businesses care about being caring? Businesses first and foremost are all about making profits, right? In fact, achieving the first can be fundamental in helping you to achieve the other.

Showing your staff that you care about them simply makes good business sense. Staff who feel that their employer cares about them are likely to be more engaged and productive.

A survey carried out by the ILM in 2013* found that 31 per cent of respondents stated that the one thing that would motivate them to do more at work was better treatment by their employer.

So it goes without saying that a more motivated workforce ultimately makes for a more profitable and successful company.

Another important factor to consider is reputation. Companies with a reputation for looking after their staff are able to attract the very best candidates and, most importantly, retain them. It is well documented that the economy is improving and that means a greater availability of jobs.

Research by the Institute of Leadership and Management at the beginning of 2014 found that 19 per cent of managers were considering leaving their posts this year. Once you have your key talent in place and you’ve nurtured and trained them, the last thing you want is for them to defect to your competitors so they can reap the benefits of your investment.

And it’s not only caring for your staff that’s important. Companies that can demonstrate caring for their customers, their suppliers and the communities they operate in are much more likely to thrive in the marketplace, generating loyalty.

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