What your employees want to hear from their boss

Employee satisfaction is based on more than just a paycheck. Here are four things you can say that will really matter to your team…

“Here’s the deal…”

All employees want to feel trusted. If new plans are about to be put in motion, your employees will want to be looped in. By sharing new information, your staff will feel trusted and aware. Don’t leave them feeling frustrated and confused.

“I need your help.”

One great way to gain respect from a staff member is to ask them for help. Just because you’re the boss, doesn’t mean that you don’t need assistance from time to time. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness. In fact, by reaching out to an employee with a specialized skillset, you’ll appear wise and intelligent.


It may seem easy, but an occasional thank you can be just what your employees need. When you let your staff know that you appreciate them, they’ll feel valued. Be specific, so they know that you’ve noticed their hard work.

“Where do you see yourself in a few years?”

Your staff also wants to feel like they have a future at your company. If you have future plans for certain employees, talk to them about it. If you have a great staff in place, you’ll want to keep them around for a long time.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union ... Web: www.cuinsight.com Details

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