A MESSAGE FROM THE BANNER BARON
I once had a conversation with a fellow entrepreneur about employee morale at his company.
“Nobody smiles. Everybody’s grumpy. And we’re in a people business. I’ve got to fix this.”
He thought it was a salary issue. I suggested that he survey his employees. He was shocked by the results.
Here, in order of importance, are the employees’ responses:
They hated their uniforms.
They thought their vacation request system was too complicated.
They didn’t like their insurance provider.
They wanted higher wages.
He quickly fixed the first two. He assigned a team to the third. And the fourth took shape in a new bonus program. The smiles came back.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that make people feel special. Like a premium parking space reserved for your employee of the month. Parking signs from eSigns.com are perfect for that.
And guess what. They’re specially priced this week. Much cheaper than new uniforms.