3 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy and Hardworking

3 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy and Hardworking

 

While money doesn’t buy happiness, it certainly helps. But before you think all that your employees want is more money, think again. Beyond perks, employees need a sense of purpose and belonging if they’re going to commit to your company. If you’re looking for long-lasting ways to get your employees engaged, consider implementing these ideas into your company’s culture.

Be Transparent

Employee distrust runs rampant in the U.S. workforce. In fact, a 2014 study by the American Psychological Association found that almost 25 percent of employees say they don’t trust their employer and only 50 percent surveyed believe their employer is transparent. That lack of trust plays a part in an employee’s well-being and ultimately their job performance. About 27 percent of those surveyed said they intend to seek new employment within the year.

To increase job satisfaction, build trust and retain talent, be truthful with your employees about the state of the company. Keep them in the loop about company goals and planned or unexpected company changes. Doing so will cost you almost nothing, but it will require an ongoing dialogue between management and staff. Consider holding regular info sessions including big-picture company plans as well as break-out sessions on department direction.