Customers are at the heart of our business because without them, we would not exist. However, it is just as important to keep your employees happy, as they are integral to keeping the business running.
What’s more, showing your employees how valuable they are is key to maintaining a healthy work dynamic.
If an employee considers themself to be a valuable asset to the company, they are much more likely to have daily job satisfaction rather than consider their work as a means to an end. Instead, they will look forward to coming to work as they are being rewarded for their efforts.
It doesn’t take much to show your staff your gratitude. Start with the basics – a simple ‘well done’ can go a long way.
After that, there are other steps you can take to boost team morale and improve individual employee performance.
Send a round-robin
Many businesses have an internal newsletter which can be extremely effective, as long as it is engaging. As a company, working collaboratively on a newsletter can make the content much more interesting. Encourage staff to contribute stories and celebrate company highlights as well as brilliant department achievements. This in turn will also boost staff confidence.
It doesn’t all have to be company focused, add a personal touch with staff news, engagements and individual accomplishments. Keep it up-to-date with photo of any charity initiatives taking place in the office so that it’s visual and attention grabbing.
It’s the little things that count
Getting to know your employees and their day-to-day roles is vital for effective employee communication. Make a point of visiting individual departments daily and have regular conversations to get an update of what they are up to, how happy they are and how things are generally running in the team. It’s easier to get a much better insight this way.
Host awareness days and events
A great way of bringing a company together is by having a monthly event or awareness day. Find an activity in the calendar whether it is a charity initiative or seasonal event such as Halloween or a Christmas jumper day. It’s a really simple way of involving the staff and what’s more, there is very little organisation involved. Come up with activities that everyone can take part in and make it fun. Build up the excitement with internal emails and posters to get your staff talking!
Get regular feedback
Gaining regular feedback on activity in the workplace is extremely useful for all parties involved. Allow employees to have anonymous feedback so that they feel they can be more honest. If you are seen to be acting on this, it shows you are listening. It is also beneficial to make HR services available online to congratulate employees on great work.
It may seem straight forward, but following these simple steps can really aid employee motivation. Keep up the momentum so that all your hard work is recognised – you’ll struggle to get back to the same level of employee satisfaction if you don’t.