Successful companies know that employees are their valuable asset. Right now, 50% of the companies around the world are treating employees with so many perks and benefits like nowhere else happen, and the rest 50% are treating employees like as if they have an employee producing machine. Most of the companies are worried about pleasing their clients, investors, and customers. Unfortunately, employees come last.
That’s a poor strategy that will soon become less effective as competition for talented professionals continues to play the game. Because satisfied employees are more productive and give better results than unsatisfied ones. The feel motivated and empowered and tend to work harder. Companies don’t have to spend much time and money recruiting new ones since valued employees always stick around. Just like customer experience, employee experience should also be a holistic experience for employees. Right from the interview, and training to until the moment they leave the company.
Despite the obvious benefits of valuing employees or employee satisfaction, many companies struggle every day with how to value employees. According to a recent study, 88% out of surveyed professionals were found to be moderately engaged.
Employee treatment is a simple, yet powerful culture that can make or break the company. Because it drives higher sales, greater revenue, and enhanced profitability. And here’s why:
Treat Your Employees Like Customers
The first step in making this transformation is to start thinking about employee satisfaction. An excellent way to this might be treating your employees like your internal customers. Cheesy weekly meetings, inspirational posters, and half-hearted spirit boost sessions do nothing at all in the process of employee satisfaction or value. Today, many organizations are really engaging their employees by implementing many new strategies and business practices that enhance employee satisfaction.
Take Time for Your Employees
Other than giving boring lengthy speeches, taking some time for your employees and their concerns. Discuss different issues with employees one-to-one basis such as conflicts with management or with other staff, employee productivity, etc. Keep the conflicts from amplifying which can affect productivity.
Know Your Employee Strengths
Learn your employees’ strengths regarding skills, knowledge, etc. so that you can assign project tasks to them that they are naturally good at doing. Let your employees set their own goals in completing the projects or assignments this enhances their productivity and they will learn to self-monitor themselves.
Give them appraisals for the word they do and encourage them about their progress on certain tasks and projects. This will motivate and keep them under the roof. Shield your criticisms with positive compliments, especially when having annual review meetings.
Assign Challenging Jobs to the Deserved Ones
Find out what drives your employees to perform better and better. Assign challenging jobs to trusted employees that keep them motivated to complete the project at a higher speed. Motivate your employees to take certain decisions on projects because that makes them ambitious at work and also a chance for them to get promoted.
Reward Your Employees
Reward your employees’ performance with some type of rewards. Use diverse parameter such as customer service, leads, or successfully completed projects, etc. as a source for the program. Start an employee of the month program to reward your employees with something like a gift, cash, or anything that comes under your budget. Give every employee an equal chance of winning.
Here are the amazing tools and strategies necessary to take your great practices for the employee satisfaction. For employees who are about to leave or already leaving , send employees off on a great note. So you can also consider conducting an exit interview or meeting to eventually learn why the employee is leaving your company and what measures can be taken in future to prevent talented and dedicated employees from leaving your roof.
Valuing your employees and making feel them good is simple and should be the basic practice that many workplaces need to adopt in order to foster a healthy competitive business. A simple appreciation is much more powerful than your monthly paycheck. Because employees like to know that their work is contributing to a greater good. Employees like to be acknowledged and appreciated for the successes affecting the company and are more inclined to drive results when their work is appreciated.
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