For Finance managers, there’s not much better than landing a top-performer, that one-of-a-kind employee who seems to excel at just about everything.
But there are certain things managers need to do to ensure these stand-out workers achieve their full potential. Here are five things all managers should do for top-performing employees:
1. Help them increase skills
Whether it’s relevant conferences, educational classes or cross-training, giving top performers the tools to expand their current skill set is worth the investment.
2. Give them extra responsibility
Because these employees tend to treat the company as if it’s their own, managers should try to delegate some of the tasks on their on plate whenever possible.
Top performers really shine in situations where they’re entrusted with extra responsibility.
3. Recognize their achievements
Exceptional employees are always on the lookout for new opportunities, ways to increase business, and save time or money.
So be sure managers and supervisors are quick to recognize and reward employees when they go above and beyond.
4. Be as up front as possible
Top performers want to be in the know. So it’s critical for managers to foster an environment where open communication is the norm.
5. Set a good example
These workers pride themselves on delivering top results with minimal drama and expect the same from their peers and supervisors.