As a business owner, you probably know that it's important to properly balance out the amount that you pay your employees. After all, you don't want to pay so much that it has a negative impact on your company's bottom line, but you should be paying enough to keep your business competitive. These are a few signs that you might want to rethink your compensation plan and think about paying your employees a little more:
1. You Haven't Given Raises in Years
When you first set your pay rates, you might have thought that they were fairly competitive. This might have been the case, but if you haven't provided raises in several years, it might be time to make some changes. As you might already know, certain things have gone up in price each and every year. This is even more the case in some cities. If your employees haven't been given raises in years or if you haven't changed the base pay rate for new hires in a long time, it might be time to do your research. Then, you can ensure that you are paying your employees enough that they will be able to continue to live even though the costs of things might have gone up.
2. Your Employees Regularly Complain About Their Pay
Of course, some people would always prefer to make more money than what they are making, so the occasional complaint about pay rates might not really be indicative of a problem. However, if you find that pay that is too low is a common complaint among the people who work for you, it might be time to make some changes. This can help you ensure that your employees are happy.
3. You Don't Get a Lot of Serious Applicants
When you start advertising that you are looking to hire someone to work for your business, you might assume that you will get a good response from people who are interested in the job. If you find that you do not get a lot of applicants and that the applicants who do apply aren't necessarily qualified for the job, then it could be because your company isn't offering the best compensation package. This can lead the best and most qualified applicants to head to other companies to look for opportunities, which can make it more difficult for your business to hire the best employees.
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28 November 2017
When I quit my job to become an entrepreneur, I decided to open a business in the same industry I had worked in for 20 years. I thought I would automatically make a great business owner due to my experience alone. However, I quickly learned that I was neglecting skills that are needed by a business owner, especially money-management skills. Even though I had many happy customers, I stayed "in the red" for months. I then hired a business consultant who helped me learn how to reduce supply costs and even consolidate my business loans to keep my business afloat. Soon, I began not only "making ends meet," but actually earning a great income from my business. I am eager to share the business tips I learned with other business owners and operators on my new blog!