3 Keys to Happier Employees
How happy would you say your employees are these days?
If things could be better, do you have plans in mind to improve things?
Happy employees go a long way in helping employers get the most out of their businesses.
So, what are you doing to make your employees happier?
Happy Employees Tend to Be Better Employees
In coming up with ways to keep your employees happy, here are three keys to look at:
1. Good paying jobs – If too many of your employees are struggling to get by, how long can you expect most of them to stay? As the cost of living goes up, how long can you expect employees to stay with you if you do not adjust their salaries? Even though you are in business to make money, your employees need to live too. Make sure you periodically check to see what you are paying them. If you fail to increase wages over time, don’t be shocked if some or many employees start looking elsewhere. You also want to look at added options like healthcare benefits and more. When an employee knows you are taking care of them, he or she is more apt to go the extra mile for you.
2. Rewarding their efforts – Are you doing a good job of rewarding the efforts of your employees? As an example, do you have a sales team in place? If so, do you make sure each member is properly rewarded their commissions? By having a sales commission tracker, you can make sure the right salespeople get rewards. You should also provide incentives for employees to move up the ladder at work. When folks can earn more money and responsibility, chances are better they go the extra mile. Do your best to provide incentives to your employees so that they want to improve their standing.
3. Making work fun – Sure, work can seem rather bland to some employees. That said are you taking any measures to make your workplace a happier one? For example, do you have happy hours? How about a company holiday party when the year winds down? There are different things you can do throughout the year to make the workplace a more enjoyable one. In doing this, chances are good you keep the bulk of your employees over time. You might even do a little survey of your workers. Ask them to provide input on what they would like to see when it comes to fun at work. Their input could help you better put together ideas when it comes to a more fun working environment. The last thing you want is for workers to come to their jobs and stare at the clock all day. While they still need to get the job done, try and make it a little more enjoyable for them.
The happier employees, the better chance your business will have of being around.