When you get to the point in your business that it’s time to hire staff, the process can be a little overwhelming. But bringing on extra minds and hands can help with productivity and efficiency. What’s important though, is that you build and foster a strong work team.

Here are some of the things to consider. 

screen well

The best thing you can do to build a strong team is to take the hiring process seriously. Whether it’s taking time to develop thought-provoking interview questions or checking references, this one step is essential to hiring right! Also, keep in mind that background checks and mobile drug testing can also be helpful in the hiring process.

be approachable

Sometimes the smallest of gestures, such as being approachable, can make the biggest of differences to how your staff responds to you. Being approachable can often be a great way to open up conversations and for you to get a better understanding of how you can support them. It might also help for them to be able to talk to you about fresh ideas and suggestions when it comes to the business. 

take interest in their lives

One of the first things that you can do is to show an interest in your team members lives. Ask them how they are doing. Acknowledge them in the morning or evening and show genuine care and interest in their well being. Simple conversations can make a staff member feel valued and could lead to better performance and job loyalty.

keep your team motivated 

Motivation is key in any workplace, and so ensuring your staff stays on the ball with their workload you may need to think outside of the box when it comes to keeping them motivated. This might mean adding incentives to help keep them focused. 

create a comfortable work environment

Finally, it is also important to ensure that their working environment is a great place to be. From maintaining a clean work environment to having mental health break areas, the more comfortable the space the better performance you’ll see in your employees.