How to Add Value to Your Employer

An employer-employee relationship thrives when it is the equivalent of a win-win dynamic.  Meaning both parties are benefiting, happy, and feel they are getting a good “deal.”

In larger companies, it’s not uncommon to find employees that take their employer for granted. You might also find leaders who dismiss the significance of their team members.  However, if you choose to utilize the small business mentality, where every person counts, makes a difference and a contribution to the bottom line, everyone wins.

When both employee and employer are seeking to add value to the company, you’ll find more satisfied employees, better customer service, more strategic and independent thinking, and in the end, more profit to everyone involved.

Think about how you can add value to your employer, whether you are an entry-level, mid-level employee, manager, or executive. All positions create value, and the more value we add to the company, the greater chance we have of increasing our worth. Bottom line, that means more promotions, more money earned, and increased job security.

Remember, companies need to profit to survive. They need people on their team who aren’t adopting a “What can I take from my company?” mentality.  Instead find new ways to give and add value for the overall benefit to everyone.

When people work together and utilize the win-win dynamic everyone thrives. Ask yourself what more can I do for my company? When you ask this question it takes the focus off of you and your own personal gains, and instead looks to how you can contribute to the company as a whole.

To add value, think critically and independently, share your ideas, look for ways to cut costs, increase sales, and improve overall customer/client satisfaction.

Want a Raise, Promotion or a New Position: Bring Value to Your Employer

There is a significant bottom line that cannot be ignored in any corporation or small business. That bottom line ultimately equals dollar amounts, a company’s sole way of surviving is by keeping that bottom line profitable and watching their expenses. Unfortunately, the employees of those same companies often forget that in order to survive as a company the money must be coming in and the business must be generating more than enough revenue to pay for the salaries, pay roll taxes, health insurance, workers compensation, rent, office supplies, insurance, etc.

 

So what happens when you want a raise, a promotion, or just a new position? The mistake many people make in going in to ask or present a new opportunity to their boss or employer is forgetting the “what’s in it for me” factor.

 

Generally speaking a person will go into a meeting speaking of all the great things they have done in the past and sometimes with the attitude that the company or employer “owes” them this raise/promotion, but that’s a grave mistake. When you are ready to move up in the company and you are asking for more money from the bottom line you have to consider what you are really asking for. That’s why you need to present your value to the company and stay away from the feeling reasons of why your just the better person.

 

Here’s an example, go in with information and statistics on what you’ve been doing and what you plan to do with the new position, how you can benefit the company either by bringing in more money or by reducing more costs, saving them more time, effort or energy. The employer needs to know that giving you this raise is essentially not an additional liability to the bottom line, but actually an asset because of all that you bring to the table.

 

This approach will get you much farther, faster because like I said before, if the company isn’t thriving neither are you.