People are the indispensable constituents of any business, whether they are employees, managers, or even customers all play a vital role in the upkeep of a particular company.
Employees serve as the bridge between the managers and the customers, now every good human resources manager knows that happy and satisfied employees are trustworthy and committed to their work, thereby increasing the company’s revenue and reputation. Interested in employee satisfaction? We have provided some HR tips that would help in achieving this.
A great reward system (salary and emoluments) is great, but that’s not all that is needed for employee satisfaction. After a long day’s work a little “thank you” or “you have been helpful”, won’t hurt a fly, most studies and online polls have shown that a little bit of appreciation from a manager can go a long way in boosting the morale of an employee and gives them a sense of value and self-worth. So as a human resources manager, before leaving work give the employees a thumbs up and inform them how helpful they have been.
Identify, Reward, Repeat
A happy employee means a prosperous firm. So, when the HR department of an organization puts in place a good reward system, it would go a long way in helping the overall productivity of the employees as they would be satisfied with their lots. Reward systems may include; tickets to shows or concerts, sponsoring lunch or breakfast, a salary raise, etc. This boosts the rewarded employees’ morale to perform better, and it also stands as an indicator to other employees who are lagging, to up their game to partake in the bounty.
Healthy Work Environment
An employee’s work environment says can contribute greatly to their output. For instance, you cannot put your employees in an uncomfortable working environment and expect them to deliver similar results to those of other firms that have put in place an enabling environment. It just won’t work. As such, every amenity that is necessary to make the employees’ working environment favorable and safe such as first aid kits, a proper ventilation system, desirable working tools, among others should be put in place to improve work satisfaction.
Balance the Work-Life Equation
In today’s ever-changing world of business, achieving work-life balance is becoming increasingly difficult with managers/employers demanding more from their members of staff, thereby putting them under a lot of pressure. This can be tough on the employees as they are also humans and desire to take part in other life activities aside from work. When this happens, employees can become a bit distracted and lose job satisfaction, but this is the part where HR managers come into play. They can provide a solution that would give employees a sense of control over their work habits and schedules which would make them happier. For instance, HR can work with managers to adjust working schedules to fit the needs of an employee. The workstations can also be redesigned to make employees feel more ‘at at home’ and help and this would promote better working conditions, therefore yielding satisfaction and better employee input.
In summary, effective Human resource management will not only boost employee satisfaction, but it will also go a long way in promoting the firm’s reputation and also lead to better performance and growth all around.