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Effective Ways of Maintaining High Employee Performance in the Workplace

Employee performance is crucial to an organization’s ability to achieve its objectives. The higher the employee performance, the higher the ease with which operations are conducted around a company. To achieve that, a manager is expected to observe certain measures such as keeping his workers highly motivated.

Employees with the necessary skill sets

Many employers readily incur high recruitment expenses in a bid to find the right employees for the job. This should explain why companies are increasingly relying on staffing companies. They assist in the recruitment of employees through all job levels, including jobs related to general labor. Some staffing companies offer some form of training to their selected pool of candidates to increase their suitability for the job market. By relying on staffing companies, organizations are now able to cut down on their previously high recruitment expenses, which they have incurred when planning and conducting the interviews.

An adequate number of employees

In every job, there is a need to strike a balance between the magnitude of the task and the number of workers available to handle it. Understaffing has been identified as a major cause for failure in organizations. A single employee, regardless of their expertise and experience, can handle only a certain amount of work in a day without having to strain themselves. Expecting them to handle extra work beyond their normal capacity may be considered to be overworking them. There may be a need to highly compensate them for their extra efforts; otherwise, it may be considered employee abuse.

Employee motivation

Employee doing a thumbs upAll employees need to be motivated. This is irrespective of their job levels. Different employees may need different types of incentives, depending on their skills levels. The use of monetary incentives and salary increments has been known to be a suitable motivation factor for a majority of employees. However, there are other factors, such as job promotions, that have been known to be an effective motivating factor, especially among young and skilled employees and higher-level employees. The former especially display high ambitions for success.

Employee safety

Work safety is an important job attribute for all employees. Employees need to be assured that they are working in a safe environment and that working there will have no adverse effect on their health. Hence, companies incur high expenses in the process of providing their workers with suitable protective gear. This is especially true for companies in the manufacturing and processing industries. Apart from health safety, some employees may require physical security, depending on the nature of their jobs. An example is bank workers. Their interaction with large amounts of money puts their safety at risk, especially in their workplaces. The banks are, therefore, expected to take security measures in the form of employing security personnel and installing security alarms to keep their employees safe.

Every manager has a duty to maintain their employees’ performance at the highest level possible. This requires them to actively assess the current performance levels to detect possible changes. The managers may then strive to identify possible reasons for the positive or negative changes in their employees’ performance.