At Canadian POS Corporation, we feel that one of the best possible ways to treat your customers is to give them the option to pay for purchases with either their credit or debit cards. Canadian consumers have shown that when businesses are plastic-friendly, they are more likely to support them. However, it’s not lost on us that there are other people who matter to your business just as much as your customers do.
Your employees are responsible for helping your business to function on a daily basis. Without them, you wouldn’t have a business to run, would you? With Halloween coming tomorrow, we can’t help but think that there has to be some “sweet” ideas that we can provide you for how to “treat” your team of employees. See what we did there? Let’s hear it for the people who make your business as great as it is!
Here are three sweet ideas for how to treat your team:
1. Support their ideas. Give the members of your team the confidence that they can come to you with ideas. When employees feel like their contributions matter, they become a lot more likely to want to help your business to grow. Remember that most people take pride in their work. When they feel as if they don’t matter, it will only serve to hurt their performances. Be sure to be encouraging when they come to you with ideas.
“When employees come to you with an idea or a solution to a problem they believe is for the betterment of the company, it’s a sign that they care,” explains Bryan J. Zaslow of The Globe and Mail, “Supporting new ideas and giving an individual the chance to ‘run with it’ is motivating, whether or not it works out in the end.”
2. Offer advancement opportunities. To truly motivate your staff, it’s important to let them know that they can move up in your company. You should allow for people to climb the ladder so that they will be encouraged to work their hardest. If you don’t have room for growth, you’ll want to consider such avenues as offering raises and other productivity-based incentives to continue to foster hard work.
“If you offer opportunities for advancement and improvement, your employees will be motivated to work harder,” says Jayson Demers on Inc.com, “As a simple example, promoting from within rather than hiring outside experts can have a profound effect on your company\’s overall morale. But advancement doesn\’t always have to come with a raise and a new job title…Help your employees grow and change in their own ways, and they\’ll be far more excited about working for you.”
3. Spice things up around the office. Are you allowing your employees to wear Halloween costumes into work today? Many businesses do, and it helps to lighten things up. Of course, you don’t need a specific special day of the year or holiday to allow your team members chances to unwind. Encourage appropriate fun in the office to keep your employees from ever getting bored. This will help for it to be a “treat” for them to come into work each day.
“Don’t let them become bored,” insists Zaslow, “I get bored easily, so I assume my employees also have a short attention span. Host a cupcake bake-off, plan a happy hour, start a push-up contest in the middle of the office on a Wednesday, or allow a different person to run the weekly meetings to break up the monotony.”
To begin offering your customers the treat of being able to use their credit and debit cards, call Canadian POS Corporation at 1-877-748-2884 or email us at info@localhost.