Top employee problems business owners deal with


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Managing employees is hard! There are some employee problems business owners face no matter the type of business. We pulled the top ones from our business owner community and compiled it here with links, resource and advice on how to deal with them.

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Top employee problems business owners deal with

  1. 1. Top Employee Problems Business Owners Deal With Brought to you by:
  2. 2. Employees can be a pain Photo cred:
  3. 3. But it’s better than trying to get all the work done by yourself! This is why you need to delegate more »
  4. 4. A happy, productive workforce can make you more money. Check out the stats» Photo cred
  5. 5. And who doesn’t like money? Photo cred:
  6. 6. So how do employees become happier and more productive?
  7. 7. Give them what they want.
  8. 8. ...well not exactly. (but within reason...)
  9. 9. for example...
  10. 10. If they need a faster computer, it’s worth the investment if they’ll be more productive. Photo cred:
  11. 11. Especially if your computers look like this. Photo cred: aloha75/4449277064/
  12. 12. Employees want to learn and grow. Look at training and development plans for your employees. Give them goals to reach and show them what growth in your company would look like. Photo cred:
  13. 13. Employees want to work for a boss they like and respect See what it feels like to employees when their boss is not a good leader»
  14. 14. Employees want to enjoy their co-workers Photo credit:
  15. 15. Employees want respect and autonomy Photo cred:
  16. 16. But what if they still don’t seem engaged? Sound familiar? »
  17. 17. 1. Tap into their brains. Try bringing them on to a new project to solve a problem you need help with.
  18. 18. 2. Bring them along to an industry event or meeting. Have them meet others in the industry or a peer group to work.
  19. 19. 3. Have lunch with them. Having lunch out of the office sets a more casual tone where you can get to know them better and find more middle ground. It can show them that you are invested in them as an employee and person.
  20. 20. 4. Give them a book to read. Books are a great way to pass on knowledge and to learn something new. Whether it’s a business or leadership book, they’ll get something out of it and can help you build a stronger relationship with them.
  21. 21. 5. Teach them something new. Younger employees love to learn and build their skills and expertise. Training and development is key in retaining and engaging employees. Bring them to an industry conference or teach them something new oneon-one.
  22. 22. Though sometimes you can do all of that and still have problems.
  23. 23. They come in late or leave early Sound familiar?»
  24. 24. They don’t show up at all. What to do when you have an employee absence problem » Photo cred:
  25. 25. They quit. What to do when your best employee threatens to quit »
  26. 26. And sometimes they just make us shake our heads...
  27. 27. Like when they come to work with *interesting* outfits and styles What to do when an employee’s style gets in the way of their work »
  28. 28. When they come to the office dressed inappropriately. What NOT to wear to the office »
  29. 29. When they start dating each other & it gets messy. What to do when two employees start dating » Photo cred:
  30. 30. When they discuss their pay with one another What to do when employees discuss their pay » Photo cred:
  31. 31. Especially if they’ve been drinking. What do when an employee gets a DUI and has to drive for their job? »
  32. 32. But despite all that trouble, it’s nice to be able to take a vacation and know your business is alright. Why you really need to take a vacation »
  33. 33. Feeling overwhelmed? Employees driving you nuts? Feel like you can never get ahead? Join a community of business owners who get it.
  34. 34. is an online community of business owners. EnMast provides business leaders the ability to find support, tools and resources to overcome challenges and run their businesses better. Members get access to a library of white papers, videos, reports, webinars and more so they have all the tools they need to become better leaders and grow their businesses faster.
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