When your employees are happy and contended, they are more likely to perform their best. However, making your employees happy at all times is no easy feat. Not all employees are driven by financial rewards. In fact, a recent Glassdoor survey found that every 10% hike in the employee pay results in a 1% increase in employee happiness.
It turns out that employees expect more than just a fat paycheck from their employer. For instance, some of your employees could value teamwork over working in silo.
Others may want to work in a company where they’ll get a lot of learning opportunity. As an employer, you can keep your employees interested in the job by creating a learning environment at the workplace.
1. Give them more control
Everyone likes to decide for themselves.
Your employees are no exception. If you allow your employees to create their own schedules, decide what they want to work on, and how they want achieve a target, you are essentially putting them in control of their own success. That way, your employees not only feel valued but get a sense of control of their professional life.
This is a surefire way to improve employee satisfaction. This doesn’t mean, however, that you should not monitor or guide them towards your bigger goal. You can still set quotes for them but allow them to decide how they want to meet their target.
2. Foster self development
Self development is all the rage these days, especially among the newer generation employees. While most employers organize professional training sessions, very few would rent training room or rent classroom for self development workshops.
So, if you can be one of those few employers, you can easily win the trust of your employees.