When someone mentions a “loyal employee,” what usually comes to mind is someone who has worked for the same company for many years.
As an entrepreneur building a startup, however, it is important to look beyond this assumption and find what truly exemplifies employee loyalty.
Jeff Haden, contributing editor at Inc. Magazine, wrote an article outlining signs to help identify employees who are loyal to the company and to you, their boss.
Deborah Inman, the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology at Louisiana Tech, recommends this article not only to help understand employee loyalty, but also to encourage entrepreneurs to consider how they will present themselves to their employees.
The article ends with this thought: “Be the kind of boss that earns loyalty because you are loyal — not in return, but first.”