There is more than enough research and evidence to prove that money alone isn’t enough to make your employees happy. This makes sense when most of us spend more time at work than we do anywhere else. This is why having a focus on employee engagement is so crucial to keep your staff happy and productive.
So, if you can’t simply throw money at the problem, what else can you do? In this article, we’ll explore some effective methods you can use to keep your employees engaged!
Provide a Clean Area
This may seem like a given, but it’s incredibly important to provide a clean working environment for your staff. Firstly, a clean workspace protects your staff from hazards and harmful germs. Secondly, it allows them to be more productive as they will feel more comfortable and happy to work. Thirdly, its show’s that you care about their needs. Employees who feel cared for are more likely to extend that care back to their employers.
Cleaning can be an expensive and time-consuming task when you undertake it on your own. So, to save yourself time and money, whilst giving back to your employees, why not enlist the help of a facilities management company? They will be able to oversee your cleaning needs and free you up to focus on more important tasks!
Make Breaks Important
Everyone needs a break, but we’re all guilty of prioritizing productivity over rest. When your staff take breaks to recharge, they will be able to perform better and more efficiently for you! To ensure your employees are taking breaks, start by providing adequate space for eating lunch and getting away from their workstations.
It’s always nice to be recognized for our hard work. Make recognition of your staff a priority and they’ll be very grateful to you for it. Small gestures like thank you emails and shoutouts in meetings will mean a lot to your team and motivate them to keep working hard.
Try your best to make these gestures sincere, and avoid coming across as tokenistic.
Build Purpose into their Work
As we mentioned earlier, people need more than just their salary to keep them motivated. People want to feel their work serves a purpose and that they are making a contribution to something meaningful. If you can instill a purpose in the work your employees do, they’ll be more motivated to perform at their best.
Listen to their Needs
Simply giving your staff orders and ignoring their needs is a recipe for disaster. Make it a priority to listen to their needs and concerns and do your best to address them in a timely manner. Practicing open communication will help your staff to feel cared for, and more engaged in their work.
Keeping your staff engaged is easier than you think! Follow these tips, and you’ll be sure to see great results!