7 Warning Signs That Engaged Employees Are Not Rewarded Properly
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In simple terms, engaged employees are member of the staff of a particular establishment who are enthusiastic and committed fully to the course of the company. These set of people are proud of their jobs and good at it. Unfortunately, many mangers do not reward this set of people properly. Here are warning signs for mangers that these enthusiasts are not properly rewarded.
Since these enthusiasts are human, it is inevitable for frustration not to set in if they are not rewarded properly over a long period. If you are very observant, you will notice that they are not as happy as ever when while working. All that runs through their mind is that why I am giving my all to this bunch of ungrateful creatures.
Another sign that you will notice is increase fraud rate in the establishment. You may want to see fraud as a big crime and you want to take them to court. However, you need to ask yourself why they are committing fraud. By committing fraud, they are telling that they deserve a lot more than the rewards you give them.
People whose conscience will not allow them to commit fraud will leave your establishment for greener pastures. If you are unfortunate enough, they will leave your company for a rival company. Your opponents will always be willing to pay more to have such people on their team. Therefore, you should worry yourself if your enthusiasts are leaving your establishment.
One other sign that infers that your enthusiasts are rewarded poorly is reduced outcome. This is evident in companies that give their staffs specific targets. For instance if one of your enthusiasts usually hit a total sale of about $10000 per month, poor reward will reduce his or her sales to maybe $8000 per month. The problem here is not laziness but poor reward for so much effort.
If you do not give target to your staffs, you may also get a warning from the ineffectiveness of your enthusiasts. This may be evident when they make mistakes that they do not make in time past. It may be in their relationship towards customers. Extreme cases will see them stop caring so much about your success.
Enthusiasts are usually the first set of people to get to work except for unforeseen situations. However, improper reward system tends to make them hold back from coming to work as early as they do. If they used to resume at 7:00AM, with time, their resumption time will change to 7:15AM or 7:30AM.
A seventh sign for you to know that your engaged employees are rewarded poorly is in the fact that that tend to dodge difficult tasks. They do not want to do such tasks because they will be forces to give in their best, which they do not want to do. The solution to these warning signs is not to fire your enthusiasts. You should know that such people are hard to come by. Hence, what you need to do is to improve their reward fairly.