Holiday Crunch Time Calls for Higher Expectations: Advice from Your Dallas Staffing Company on Keeping Employees Engaged at the End of the Year
Though the holidays are supposed to be a time of peace and togetherness, they also cue the end of the fourth quarter, and the start of a race to meet end-of-the-year deadlines for your company. This time can seem a little overwhelming rather than peaceful, as employee expectations reach new heights due to last minute tasks that must be done before the year is over. Many employees are also dealing with the stress of family responsibilities and holiday obligations that add even more to their plates. A lack of time can result in employees being assigned work that is not within their qualifications or job descriptions, which can bring along with it a good amount of tension between employees and managers.
While surpassing expectations with end of the year work is a positive habit for companies to have, employee engagement may suffer if expectations for their efforts are set too high. Employees should have the opportunity to engage in discretionary efforts on their own without being forced into work outside of their skill set. Fully engaged employees are at risk for reducing their commitment level when they are coerced into going the extra mile.
The employee’s experience with your company as a whole is important, and impractical expectations during one quarter can easily ruin an entire year of excellent employee engagement. To avoid risking a loss in engagement during the holiday season, your Dallas staffing company has some advice for you.
If you are in the market for employees who will go the extra mile when you need them the most, contact SUPERIORHIRE, your Dallas staffing company, today. We will only present candidates to our clients who are ready for growth and have more capability within themselves they are currently using.