If you own a commercial moving company or are considering the possibility of investing in one, you might be looking for ways to improve the quality of life for your employees when they’re on the job. Congrats! You’re already on the right track as a franchisee.
Creating opportunities for employees can mean a few things, however we’re taking a two-pronged approach to this: Giving your employees tasks to complete, and giving them responsibility. While those might sound the same, they can be very different – one is about having something to do, and the other is about growth and development.
Both are equally important for you and the employees, and we’ll focus first on giving them tasks and work to complete.
Work opportunities for employees
If you’re looking for work to give your employees while creating opportunity, you need business. To get business, you need a good marketing plan, and that’s where franchising with an established brand like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® can help.
We don’t need to remind you how critical marketing is to the success of your brand. Despite being a leading player with an established brand in the moving industry, you still need to ensure you have plenty of brand awareness with your business, and that you’re properly marketing in your territory to continue bringing in leads.
Our corporate office employs subject matter experts in all fields to assist franchise teams in running various aspects of their business – which includes marketing – and our excellent support staff can assist you in creating and executing those marketing goals.
Proper hiring techniques
It’s best to hire team members who can improve your weaknesses and support your strengths so you’re able to delegate work and trust that everything will be handled properly. It’s important to identify the right attitude and work ethic in potential employees, and doing it right the first time will save time and trouble.
Communication is key to running a successful company. It’s important to keep an open and honest line of communication between you, your management team, and your employees. Your staff won’t know they’re allowed to communicate unless you tell them, so talk about having an open door policy and mean it.
Meetings are another effective way to communicate, as they encourage issues to be discussed as they arise, and helps to clear the air while continually resetting expectations as needed. When your employees feel they are being appreciated and listened to, they’re more loyal and motivated in the workplace.
Today’s millennial workforce doesn’t want to sit idly – they want to learn, grow, and take on more responsibility. They also want to get paid, whether they’re taking on more responsibility or not. That can come simply in the form of cost-of-living raises, but it’s also important to remember that every day they work for you is another day of experience that makes them deserving of a raise.
If you don’t give it to them, someone else will! The most important factor in keeping them with your company is yearly raises and promotions. If you invest in good, young workers, they’ll invest in you.
It’s easy to gloss over the good work your employees do. If all they ever hear from you is the things you don’t like, they’re going to lose confidence and sour on their relationship with you. A simple “thank you” and “appreciate your hard work” will go a long way with your team.
If you’re interested in learning more about franchising with an expert commercial moving company like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, contact us today to set up a meeting with a representative.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us move your career forward. We are proud to be part of the VetFran network! If you are interested in learning more about franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® visit, franchise.twomenandatruck.com.