Quality employee management is a key determinant of an organization’s success. By investing in high quality management of employees, organizations see an increase in employee engagement, higher employee retention, and improved overall work quality. As strong management systems are put in place, organizations prepare themselves to attract and retain the top quality candidates needed to move the work forward.
By strengthening its own workforce, organizations increase the likelihood they will survive in the event of changing resources, community needs, or other items that impact the operations of the organization. Strong employee management enables an organization to ensure that company culture and leadership reflect the organization’s mission and impact.
Four key aspects are involved with employee management: strong hiring practices, evaluation that gives employees quality, consistent feedback, compensation policy, and ongoing training and development opportunities. A central idea in strong employee management is the value that organizations place on their current and potential future employees.
Organizations benefit from investing in leadership, and development of employees at all levels, to foster an environment that prepares current employees to advance to further positions of leadership. Leadership training and ensuring employees have access to the resources they need to perform their job well help strengthen an organization’s work culture and level of performance. Resources include adequate training, physical materials, as well as attention from supervisors that help coach the employees to better performance. Additionally, employees benefit from understanding their place in the organization in terms of what value they bring to the organization’s work and fulfilling the long-term mission.
Strong, focused employee management provides organizations the opportunity to form high level leadership and ethical standards that permeate company culture and ultimately encourage increased employee effort and engagement.
- 10 Tips for the Leader About Employee Motivation (Susan Heathfield, 2015)
- Work Success and Management Tips: A directory (Susan Heathfield)
- The business impact of effective employee management- A small business guide (Gevity Institute, 2005)
- The Importance of Employee Satisfaction (Kristen Gregory)