Employee satisfaction and motivation is at the top of everyone’s mind in today’s competitive job market. Good employees are leaving companies for other opportunities and it is causing business owners to rethink their retention strategies. There may be some simple and cost effective ideas that can help boost employee morale that you can start with today. Here are a few examples that really work.
- Get Off to a Good Start.
We all know people who claim not to be “a morning person.” In fact, you may be one of these people yourself. However, when employees need to be in the office bright eyed and bushy tailed that doesn’t mean it is an easy process. Make their morning transition a little better. Provide good quality fresh brewed coffee to start the day. For anyone who doesn’t drink coffee, offer a good selection of teas and hot cocoa.
- Celebrate their Personal Accomplishments.
Most offices make sure they celebrate someone’s birthday or the anniversary of the day they started at the company, but what about other personal accomplishments? Did someone run a marathon over the weekend? Has your employee been working on a novel in their spare time that they finally finished? Send them a card to let them know you really care about their life outside of the office.
- Demonstrate your Gratitude.
A pat on the back and a “job well done!” is a great start, but there are other ways to show your employees that you value their hard work. After a big business accomplishment, send flowers to their desk or offer an afternoon off to show them that you really love the work they are doing for the company.
- Have their Back.
Bullying isn’t reserved for the playground any more. Customers are almost always right, but sometimes they’re not and when an employee is feeling mistreated by a client they can also feel very alone. Don’t allow co-workers or clients to become abusive to your employees. Solve the problem instantly and let everyone in the office know that you don’t tolerate negative behavior, even from paying clients.
- Create a Volunteer Program.
Being involved in your community is an important part of being a successful business. Your employees also value your commitment to local charities and causes. Organize a volunteer program within the office. Allow your employees to bring causes to the table so everyone has a voice and feels involved.
Do you want to make your employees happier and more motivated in the office? Contact HTSS to learn more.