Studies show 71 percent of employees are looking for a different job.
Reasons range from stress to lack of compensation to mundane workflow. This shows the importance of employee satisfaction in the workplace.
As an employer, it is up to you to cultivate an attractive workplace. But finding a balance between fun and the grind isn't as easy as it sounds.
Here are some simple ways to keep your employees happy and productive.
Set Clear Expectations
When a new employee starts and as their growth continues, set clear expectations.
Have an employee handbook and guidance materials, and explain in person what you expect of them before they begin.
Be sure to have specifics in mind when you go through the process of explaining what their role will be and how to complete the tasks asked of them. Make sure there are laid out steps for each task.
With this, there should also be consistency. When you are confronted with an issue or explaining your reasoning behind something, your responses should be reliable and constant.
Having a clear set of goals and a consistent handle on how things work will relieve your employees' stress. They will know exactly what is expected of them and how to complete the task at hand without the pressure to perform.
Allow for Growth
As your employees show they are capable of the job at hand, trust them. Give them more responsibilities and tasks that will keep them engaged with the company, not burnt out by doing the same thing every day.
Not only will the new responsibility establish trust between you and your employee, but it will also make them feel valued.
If an employee goes above and beyond, hire from within and give them a promotion. Happy employees stay in jobs where growth and advancement are possible.
If you continue to hire for positions from the outside, your employees will not have the motivation or drive to continue to be productive or work towards anything.
Recognize Effort and Reward
One of the greatest things you can do to keep your employees happy is to recognize their effort and reward them for it.
While you don't have to go all out with luxurious perks like free vacations and a ping-pong table in the lobby, you can start with little things to show your employees you care.
Try to have bonus incentives for certain jobs or if a goal is met. Promote health and wellness by offering to cater lunch every quarter or host a potluck to bring the company together.
No matter what the reward, incentives will boost morale and cultivate productivity in your workplace.
Employee Satisfaction in Your Company
In order to keep your employee satisfaction high, you should focus on making your workplace a place you yourself would want to be.
Think of new and creative ways to engage your employees within your company, and listen to their suggestions and complaints. Your employees are the life source of your company, so treat them with respect and dignity for a happy workplace.
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