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Behind the Scenes with TMG: Making Your Employees Your Number One Priority

Updated: Jul 8

Welcome to The McVay Journal, your go-to source for insights and inspiration tailored for entrepreneurs, non-profits, and faith-based community leaders who are driven by values and purpose. I'm Carli McVay, your Business Coach. Each week, we'll explore the essential topics that matter most to your journey.

In today’s competitive business landscape, successful companies recognize that their most valuable asset is not their product or service—it’s their employees. Prioritizing employee well-being and satisfaction directly impacts productivity, retention, and overall success. In this blog post, we’ll explore practical strategies to make your employees feel valued and motivated.

Toolkit 101: Offer Employees What They Need

  • Support Career Development: Invest in your employees’ growth by offering continuous learning opportunities. Consider the following:

    • Training Programs: Regular workshops, webinars, and skill-building sessions keep employees up-to-date and engaged.

    • Mentorship: Pair experienced team members with newer employees to foster professional development.

    • Promotion Pathways: Clearly define career paths within the organization.

  • Comprehensive Benefits and Insurance: Beyond salary, robust benefits packages demonstrate your commitment to employees. Here are some items to consider:

    • Healthcare: Provide health insurance coverage and wellness programs.

    • Retirement Plans: Offer 401(k) or similar retirement savings plans.

    • Flexible Work Arrangements: Accommodate remote work, flexible hours, and parental leave.

  • Prioritize Mental Health and Wellness: A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. They need:

    • Open Dialogue: Encourage conversations about mental health without stigma.

    • Wellness Initiatives: Yoga classes, meditation sessions, and stress management workshops.

    • Work-Life Balance: Promote boundaries between work and personal life.

Building Your Tribe: Foster a Connected Culture

Strong relationships among employees lead to better collaboration and job satisfaction:

  • Team-Building Activities: Organize team outings, virtual events, and team-building exercises.

  • Recognition Programs: Acknowledge outstanding contributions publicly.

  • Inclusive Environment: Celebrate diversity and create a sense of belonging.

Being the Tortoise: Align with Company Goals

Employees thrive when they understand their role in the bigger picture:

  • Mission and Vision: Communicate the company’s purpose clearly.

  • SMART Goals: Set Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound objectives.

  • Regular Check-Ins: Provide feedback and track progress.

Focusing these efforts don't just happen. It can be a slow and demanding process. With intention, comes unprecedented results. So remember, forget the hare; always be the tortoise.

Transparency and Communication: Be the Example

Honesty builds trust and loyalty:

  • Share Updates: Be transparent about company performance, changes, and challenges.

  • Feedback Channels: Create avenues for employees to voice concerns and ideas.

  • Town Hall Meetings: Regularly update the entire team.

This requires you to truly act like a leader. By living the McVay way, you will be the example. Treat your employees as you want to be treated by others. This will never fail.

Summing It Up: Employees Can Pay for Themselves

Prioritizing employees isn’t just a feel-good gesture—it’s a strategic move that pays dividends. When employees feel valued, they become brand ambassadors, drive innovation, and contribute to the company’s long-term success. Remember, a thriving workforce is the heart of any thriving business.

Call to Action: Living Employees First

Are you enjoying this concept of putting your employees first and living that every day? If you are ready to have a personal business coach build a business strategy with you that also includes our people strategy to attract, develop, and retain top talent, reach out to me ASAP! Mid-year aka NOW is a great time to make sure your 2024 is all it can be.

Contact me today to schedule your complimentary consultation and take the first step towards making your team of people work for you!

Attitude4Gratitude: Show Love to Your People

Take a moment to show love to your people this week. Bring in donuts. Let them out of work a few hours early tomorrow for the long holiday week. Send a quick text showing appreciation. A little goes a long way!

Until we meet again...Xoxo, Carli

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