The fine art of building employee loyalty and trust.
So, how loyal are you to the company you work for? If your answer is “not very”, you’re not alone. According to the Globe and Mail, polls show that about one quarter of workers don’t feel a lot of loyalty and no wonder. In the past years the threat of job cuts seems to constantly loom, and many employees feel they’re expendable cogs in the wheel. It’s too bad because job loyalty is tied to job satisfaction and happiness. So what do bosses and managers need to do to regain trust?
Well, building personal relationships is one way. Simple things like sending a birthday card does a lot to build up the loyalty bank account. Taking an active interest in employees’ career goals is another. And experts recommend that if a company is going through belt-tightening, then ‘d be wise to cut out extras like golf memberships, trips and bonuses for upper management before laying off employees.