The construction industry can be tough, with numerous competitors all competing for work there is no room for complacency. Your employees are the backbone of your business, and with high motivation and morale comes a boost in productivity. In this blog post, Brix Projects share six helpful tips on how to get the most out of your team and get your business going from strength to strength.
- Hire Based on Merit
It goes without saying that you only want the best candidates. Those who take pride in their work will always aim to deliver great results, and they will inspire others to perform at their best too. When hiring, ensure that you take a close look at the candidates work history, skills and achievements. Upon hiring, be careful not to micro-manage – the best employees are able to get on with the task at hand and overcome hurdles on their own. You should give your employees room to grow in their role, as well as the opportunity to give back to the business. Hire smart, and you will notice a sharp increase in productivity across your workforce.
- Focus on Training
There’s always room to learn, and by providing your employees with access to upskill/training programs your company and your employee will reap the benefits. Employees may have their own ideas about what they believe could be beneficial to their professional career, or you may wish to suggest appropriate programs. Upon completion of training, your employee will be better equipped to manage their workload, embark on more complex projects and increase their overall productivity. You’ll also be establishing a stronger level of trust between employee/employer.
- Goal Setting
Having goals is important, and by having them firmly laid out you’ll be more motivated to achieve them. Before kicking off a project, you should have a meeting with your team to discuss desired outcomes and your expectations. When everyone is on the same page, they’ll be able to work together as a team. Setting clear goals is one of the easiest ways to achieve a productivity boost within any business.
- Schedule Feedback Sessions
Everyone makes mistakes in life, but a mistake should always be treated as a learning experience. It is important to keep in touch with your employees, offering constructive feedback and praise for their efforts. Keeping an open line of communication will build trust and confidence between employer/employee, and they’ll be motivated to make improvements and succeed within their role. As an employer you should always lead by example, and if you do so your employees will look up to you and be more committed to the success of your company.
- Reward Your Team
When you wrap up a project, you should schedule a team outing to show appreciation for your employees’ hard work and dedication. This will provide an instant boost to workplace morale by giving your team some time out, as well as further incentive to do well on the next job.
- Embrace Technology
The role of technology within the workplace should not be underestimated. Emails tend to pile up, and it can take many hours to respond to them all. You can enjoy a significant boost in workplace productivity by implementing a file sharing system (e.g. Google Drive/Sheets) where you can post updates, assign work, share files and converse with your team without needing to send out individual emails or hold team meetings.
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We hope you found the six tips above helpful, and that by implementing them within your business you will start to see a sharp rise in productivity. If you’re about to embark on a project and are in need of skilled workers, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Brix Projects today. Call us now on 1800 621 066. We are a leading Sydney recruitment agency, and we’re here to support your business.