When running a business, employee satisfaction is one aspect not to ever underestimate. People make a company and when they are kept happy they drive the company to a great force. Let us talk about 7 ways to keep your employees happy.
Everyone likes a good treat, employees perks should be a go-to. This could include seasonal gifts, discount cards, and vouchers. Perks should come with acknowledging their hard work verbally and letting them know how well they are the pillar of the company.
Remove the barrier of communication. Employees want to feel like they belong and they can be heard. If there is an update or change going through the company your employers have the right to know about this. Don’t leave them out.
Listen to your employees’ concerns, resolve issues that need resolving, request for their input in any changing dynamics within the business before execution.
Who doesn’t want a salary review? Most people wouldn’t work if not because of the salary. A salary review of a yearly increase or seasonal bonus is a good incentive and encouragement to keep your employee happy.
MORE BREAK TIME
Encourage your clients to take a break and unroll. During work hours a mandatory break should be encouraged, especially if work hours are consistently on more than 7 hours on a go.
Annual leaves should be a must. When people take a break, go on vacation they come back refreshed and ready to take on any challenge.
No one wants to work in an uncomfortable environment where they feel pressured. If you want to keep your employees happy, be supportive and encouraging rather than criticize.
Your employees do not need to feel like kids or on a hot seat. Remember they are adults and have their own personal life. Please don’t add to their daily stress.
Allow your employees the opportunity to grow. Provide them educational tools and opportunities to expand their knowledge base. People who are educationally empowered are one of the strongest tools for any business. Who wouldn’t be happy in an appreciative, educative empowered environment?
This “T” word should not be undermined. People like to feel appreciated and ‘thank you’ goes a long way. A thank you at work, a thank you when they do well, a thank you card. A thank you day, and everyone is happy your business blossoms.
If you are an employee, how would you like to be appreciated? Drop me a comment below and let me know.