12 Ways to Supercharge Your Practice in 2012: #7 Take Care of Your Staff So They Can Take Care of Your Patients
Employees are the most valuable resource in any business.
We hear that statement all the time. I believe it. Most managers would say they believe it. But a lot of managers don’t act as if they believe it. If you take it to heart and realize what the extreme cost of turnover is to your organization, then you are always trying to find new ways to find the very best staff, and once you’ve hired them, to keep them motivated and willing to stick with you.
Each of us require the basics – compensation and benefits must meet baseline needs for anyone to consider any job offer. Survey after survey tells us, however, that it is the needs beyond the basics that close the deal and keep employees satisfied going forward.
An article discussing the recent Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Job Satisfaction Survey stated:
“…there are more important factors that contribute to job satisfaction, such as relationships with immediate supervisors, management recognition of employee job performance, and communication between employees and senior management.”