We all want to work at a place that leaves us happy and fulfilled.
The workplace is where we spend the majority of our time throughout the week. There’s no reason why we need to dread it. In fact, a positive workplace leads to happier and more productive employees.
By improving employee morale, we can improve teamwork and efficiency and this can lead to better job retention.
HERE ARE SOME STEPS YOUR COMPANY CAN TAKE TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE MORALE:
Recognize your employees for achievements
Celebrating special events in the lives of your employees and recognition are keys to engaging with your employees.
According to Glassdoor, 53 percent of employees report they would stay longer at their company if they felt more appreciation from their boss. It’s important to let employees know that you appreciate their effort on a job well done.
You can start by:
- Sharing recognition in real-time: Keep lines of communication open either in meetings through email or a messaging app like Slack.
- Show employees results of hard work: Pass along kudos from supervisors, clients or customers when you receive them. These things go a long way toward encouraging retention.
Offer perks and benefits
One of the best ways to attract and retain talent is to offer perks, benefits and rewards for employees.
Benefits can include things like additional PTO, Employee Assistance Programs, comprehensive health benefits, meeting-free days or offering wellness benefits like gym stipends or rewarding employees for participating in volunteer activities. Consider a surprise day off for employees when you can.
Hold 1-on-1 meetings
Giving your employees feedback is a great way to boost your employee morale. You want to make sure your employees always feel like their needs are being met and heard.
One-on-one meetings are a great way for a manager to keep employees in the know about what’s happening at their company and keep projects and goals at work on target and in check.
This is also a great way to make sure your employees aren’t working too hard, especially in a remote setting, and you can use it as an opportunity to promote a work-life balance and encourage employees to take PTO and regular breaks.
Give them a chance to grow
One of the best ways to improve your employees’ morale is by offering them the freedom and opportunity to grow to use their talents to pursue growth opportunities within the company.
You can start by partnering new employees with seasoned veterans on staff, and then bring in experts for training sessions or encourage employees to attend conferences.
Whatever it is you offer your employees to boost their morale, make sure you do so sincerely. Find something that works for your company and stick to it. Now is as good a time as any for your company to embrace change in a way that can have a positive impact.
Increasing morale will help you retain employees. If you’re looking for ways to strategize and boost employee morale, reach out to us. We would love to speak to you.