Are your employees satisfied with their jobs? What steps have you taken to ensure their happiness at work?
Employee satisfaction is a degree to which employees are happy or content with their job. Most companies focus very much on their sales, customers and other assets. And only a few have really recognised employees as their assets and focus on their wellness and wellbeing. All in all, sales and stakeholders are important but employees must also be kept happy to increase productivity and inspire commitment in them.
Here are 7 ways that you can use to improve both in-house or remote employee satisfaction.
Why are so many employers so stingy when it comes to praising or thanking employees? Don’t they realise that it is free to do so? Every employee wants to be recognised for their hard work. Let them feel appreciated with a ‘thank you’ from you.
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Reward employees when they have done well. There is no need to spend a huge sum of money. A lunch treat or a small gift is good enough to increase employee satisfaction.
Understand the need for work-life balance. Leave flexible working options open for employees. For instance, allowing them to go back slightly earlier to avoid the peak period or encouraging them to take breaks to re-energise themselves.
Employees have no sense of fulfilment and satisfaction when their growth is stagnated. They would like to have opportunities to improve their skills or develop new skills. Training programmes help unleash their potential.
Treat everyone equally. Don’t show favouritism. Everyone has a different style of working and be sure to respect this difference.
Who likes to work in an environment filled with negative people, with negative thoughts and speaking negative words all the time? Through positive encouragement and constructive feedback, employees remain happy.
Always seek to develop good relationships with your employees. Get to understand problems that they face and listen to opinions that they express.
After reading this article, put these 7 ways into action! Get ready for an improvement in employee satisfaction you have never seen before!
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