To a great extent, the success of a company depends upon how happy and satisfied its employees are. Naturally, happy employees are going to want to work for the company, helping it achieve its objectives, goals etc.
Happier employees are also more likely to stick to the job. Imagine running a company where employees keep on leaving after every short while. You want to retain them, you want to make them stay, but willingly. The more satisfied they are at work, the more they would want to remain working for you willingly.
So, if there is something that contributes so much to a company’s success, it makes all the sense in the world that managers need to pay more attention to what makes employees happy. Luckily, as a business owner, you do not have to go overboard with trying to make your workforce happier with their workplace. A little can go a long way as well.
Step#1: Timely Salaries
For most of the employees, their salaries are probably one of the most major factors in their career. Several employees complain of not getting their salaries on time. More than that there are so many discrepancies in their payroll that it can at times create a lot of frustration in the employees.
So a simple step to make the employees relatively happier at work is to arrange for timely and accurate pays. Hiring a good employee management solutions provider can help you figure out how to go on about this task.
Step #2: A Better Working Environment
An extensive amount of studies suggests how employees that work in better working conditions are that much more satisfied with their job.
Proper lighting, proper furniture and perhaps even some office greenery can help any office have a better working environment. Office plants, in particular, tend to have several benefits, both aesthetic and health wise. Aesthetically they help your office look nicer and health wise, office plants are known for removing so many toxins from the air making it cleaner and healthier to breathe.
Step#3: Gift Cards
A salary raise may help boost the morale of employees too but non-cash benefits can also help in this regard. If for whatever reason you cannot afford to give the employees a raise, you can hand out gift cards which allow them to shop for things they would like as gifts on their own. Buying these gift cards or discount vouchers is a relatively cheaper way of making your employees feel appreciated rather than increasing their salaries.
Step#4: Customised Gifts
If giving gift cards still seems like an expensive way to keep you employees motivated, consider handing out customised merchandise to the employees. Company branded bags, company branded mugs etc. can also work as great gifts.
Gifts are just a little way of showing how you as a manager/boss appreciate the efforts which your employees are putting into helping the company grow and progress. Feeling appreciated can single handedly increase your company’s chances of improving employee retention.