Keeping employees happy and satisfied in the workplace can be hard work, but identifying employees wants and desires will greatly benefit your company and your bottom line. To help you better understand what keeps employees satisfied, we’ve come up with the following list of our top tips for employee satisfaction in 2019.
Implement flexible working hours
It’s clear that the strict nine-to-five workday is outdated – and it won’t help employers attract or maintain today’s top talent. No matter the industry, flexibility in working hours is incredibly important to employees and job seekers nationwide. Companies that offer flexibility in the form of online communication and flexible working schedules help employees maintain a healthier work-life balance. Flexibility in the workplace has also been proven to reduce workplace stress and boost productivity.
Conduct appraisals & evaluate job satisfaction
Communication is incredibly valuable when it comes to employee satisfaction. Constantly communicating with employees through appraisals and job evaluations will open up the lines of communication between employees and employers and ensure that everyone is on the same page.
Be aware of mental health
Workplace wellness initiatives do more than just promote healthy habits, they show employees that their employers truly care about their health and well-being. To truly make a commitment to employee mental health and well-being, employers need to lead by example and create a culture of wellness in their organisation.
Hire staff carefully
Assessing candidates in the recruitment stage is critical to satisfaction when they become employees. Making sure a candidate is a good fit for the company and will thrive in the role is so important. Consider things like company culture, background, values and mission when hiring staff.
Set goals for employees
Without a sense of purpose, it is difficult for employees to connect with their work and their company. Working with a sense of purpose boosts employee motivation, productivity, morale, and overall job satisfaction. Goal setting with your employees is a crucial step in keeping employee satisfaction levels high.
Reward and recognise contributions
Employees want to know that management recognises and appreciates their contributions. Positive feedback that reinforces performance behaviours, can vastly improve employee satisfaction. Happy employees are hard working employees, so rewarding and recognising an employees hard work is important to keeping employees satisfied.
These management tactics can take an organisation a long way toward fostering satisfied employees, improving employee engagement and achieving business objectives.
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