Your employees didn’t feel supported or appreciated.
Feeling appreciated at work could be the hardest thing for a restaurant to measure of its employees. But it’s also one of the most important things to gauge. A whopping 36% of employees report that they don’t feel appreciated at work. Of 35-to-45-year-old employees, 80% of them find it „considerably annoying” or „a deal breaker” when their boss doesn’t trust or empower them.
What would make someone not feel valued? It could be as simple as not being acknowledged for a job well done. It could be as obvious as being treated disrespectfully or being required to work in a poor physical environment. It could also be things that are more behind the scenes, such as unequal pay for similar work or not receiving the right resources.
Another reason ties back to the manager-employee relationship. The best managers make a concerted effort to get to know their employees and help them feel comfortable talking about any subject, whether it is work related or not. A productive workplace is one in which people feel safe – safe enough to experiment, to challenge, to share information, and to support one another.
Tips for Fixing It
Your employees will actually do better work when you show them you value, support, and appreciate them. In fact, more than 67% of employees say being recognized motivates them in their job.
There are many different ways you can show your employees you care and appreciate them, such as showing them that you care about their personal lives, being transparent in conversations, and making time to listen to their opinions and concerns.
Another, more specific way? A manager’s job is to support and elevate employees!!!