Every human resources department or manager has wondered how to make their employees more productive. Some even try to figure out how to make them happy. The truth is, these two questions don’t have to be separate.
Why You Should Invest in Your Employees’ Happiness & How to Do It
In fact, happy employees are productive employees. When your employees are happy, they are motivated and they work harder. To dive a little deeper, here are the main reasons why it’s important to invest in employee satisfaction.
Employee Development & Engagement
Your employees want to know you value their talents, skills, and potential. A company can help boost employee happiness – and even retention – by investing in the professional development of their workers. Bring in educational presentations or workshops, or even consider offering a discount for additional certifications. Your employees will be grateful for the opportunity to improve on their professional skills, and you’ll also receive more skilled, happy workers to help your company succeed.
Employees are happier in the workplace when they create meaningful relationships with their co-workers. They are not looking for best friends, but they will enjoy their days more when they feel connected to their colleagues.
One informal way to do this is to hold a happy hour every quarter (or more) to allow your workers the chance to get to know one another in a relaxed environment. Getting to know hobbies and establishing connections is a great way to boost employee happiness and morale.
For workplace collaboration, be sure to have regular check-ins with your employees so they always have the chance to speak their mind, brainstorm or ask for feedback. You can choose to have these meetings with an agenda, or be more relaxed, depending on your company culture. Either way, giving your employees a chance to collaborate will help improve their happiness at work and can boost productivity as well.
Happy Employees. High Performance. Low Turnover.
When you do your best to implement practices that invest in your employees’ happiness, you will find productivity among the company increases as well. Another notable change is your employee retention will also increase, making your happy and strong team more successful.
Implement These Practices & Find Greater Success
If you are interested in learning more about how to implement these practices, or how to find valuable employees for your growing team, contact MS-IL Staffing & Packaging.