A happy employee is a productive employee. When your staff is happy, they are able to better meet your business needs, provide customers with an exceptional experience, and are more willing to go the extra mile. This can improve both customer and employee retention and loyalty.
Train Them Well
Properly training employees is an important step in getting them more engaged and interested in what they’re doing. Your workforce should know how to explain every product in your inventory, so that they can successfully answer questions and upsell products to customers. When your employees know the products well, they can promptly inform customers of how different products can benefit their lives, which is the first step to making a compelling sales pitch.
Engage Your Workers
Get your workers engaged. Let them call some of the shots, encourage their suggestions, and find other ways to get them more interested in their work. Encourage them to interact with customers more. Not only does this help pass the workday more quickly, but it also helps foster a better relationship between the customer and your employee, leading to more customer and employee retention.
Ask for Feedback
If there is something bothering an employee, they aren’t as satisfied or productive. Keep an open line of communication with your workforce so that they feel comfortable addressing issues of concern or room for improvement. They may have unique suggestions to help your business, and will feel like they are being heard and understood.
Reward Employees for a Job Well Done
Have fun challenges and reward incentives for employees to look forward to. Rewarding employees doesn’t always have to cost money, but offering prizes offers added incentives for employees to sell more and increase their productivity. Even a word of encouragement can go a long way. Recognize their contributions, encourage their helpfulness, offer positive feedback and constructive criticism, and let them know that they are appreciated and are making a difference. They will be more inclined to work harder and take more pride in their work.
Taking a break during the workday is every employee’s right. But it’s more than just that. It’s their time to break away from the stress of work to clear their head, refocus their priorities, and return to the workday refreshed, ready to face the work ahead, and more productive.
Get a POS System
With a POS system, your employees can do things like answer questions, make upsell recommendations, and even ring up sales from anywhere around the store or restaurant. This intuitive software can allow you to take your business with you, so your workforce can access business operations and reporting all from their tablet or mobile phone.
You can also take advantage of employee scheduling and management software, which can help you quickly find discrepancies and trends among your workforce. To begin making better business decisions, increasing productivity, and simplifying your business operations, contact SalesVu about our all-in-one business management solution.