5 Ways to Improve Employee Performance

November 15, 2011 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - Employee performance is an issue that concerns every entrepreneur. While a high employee-turnover rate can be costly to a business, so is having employees who don’t work up to their potential, or who have lackluster job performance. Just about every business across the country can benefit from taking measures to improve employee performance.

“Employee performance is really the cornerstone of every business out there,” explains Jolly Backer, chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Whether your employees are working directly with customers or on the back end, it is crucial that they meet company goals in order for a business to thrive.”

By improving employee performance, businesses will have a much easier time meeting the goals they have set, as well as reducing employee turnover and improving employee satisfaction rates. Here are 5 ways to improve employee performance:

  1. Change the Environment. Often, employee performance is in line with the environment of the company. Making sure the workplace environment is positive, goal-oriented, and supportive will help to motivate employees. Start by looking at what needs to be improved in your workplace environment.
  2. Improve Communication. Whether the boss isn’t listening to employees enough or isn’t providing feedback, there may be room for improvement in communication. Those who communicate well with their employees will automatically motivate them to do more.
  3. Provide Training. Not having enough training costs companies a lot of money. The money that is invested in proper training and tools to do the job will be well worth the investment. When you invest in employees, they are better able to do their job, and will invest more deeply in meeting the company’s goals.
  4. Get Healthy. Obesity and health issues cost employers an estimated $73 billion or more per year in increased health care costs and lost productivity. Helping employees get, and stay, healthy will also help improve productivity. One way to do that is to ensure there is access to healthy snack and food options in the workplace.
  5. Share Goals. Employees will have a difficult time helping their employer reach business goals if they don’t know what they are. All businesses should have goals for growth or service, and should share them with their employees, which will likely motivate them to help the company reach its goals.

Taking steps to help improve employee performance will pay off for employers. Many employers, in an effort to help their employees get healthy, are replacing old, unhealthy vending machines with new ones offering healthier options. Doing this provides more nutritious food options, which will give workers a healthy energy boost while at work, while also helping them reach fitness goals, which will improve overall work performance.

Fresh Healthy Vending has over 800 vending machines across the country, each stocked with all-healthier food options. The dual-climate-controlled machines offer both warm and cold foods, including soymilk, yogurt, juices, tea, smoothies, and even fresh fruits and vegetables. They have replaced unhealthy vending machines in hospitals, school campuses, health clubs, and business centers.

“Improving employee performance is something every business should strive for,” adds Backer. “We are happy to say that our healthy vending machines can make doing that easier, one snack at a time.”

Those interested in learning more about Fresh Healthy Vending should visit www.freshvending.com.

About Fresh Healthy Vending

Based in San Diego, Fresh Healthy Vending is a company that started in 2010 and is revolutionizing vending machines by filling them with healthy, natural food options. Dubbed the “future of vending,” they are leading the way in healthy food vending. Their machines offer 100-percent juices, fresh vegetables, fruits, smoothies, and yogurts. The Fresh Healthy Vending machines are franchised and are being placed in schools, offices and other locations throughout the country. To learn more about Fresh Healthy Vending, visit the website at www.freshvending.com.

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