Tips for Communicating with Employees

Women in Business

By Kathleen Petrucci

Solicit Opinions. Employees want to have a voice in the activities of the business. Solicit their opinions. However, if you ask for their suggestions, you must give serious consideration to the input received.

Keep Employees in the Loop. Although you can’t share all the details about your business, you can keep employees updated on the important issues and changes affecting them.

Give Feedback. Employees want timely feedback regarding job expectations and job performance. Be sure to provide periodic, constructive reviews and evaluations.

Be Sensitive to Work/Life Issues. Employees want to work for employers who are sensitive to how job requirements affect their personal life. When making schedule changes explain the reasons behind the change and listen and be receptive to the employee's concerns or input.

Improving your communication with employees will help build stronger and more productive relationships. You will create a positive work environment and encourage them to remain with your organization.

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