This Friday, March 6th, is Employee Appreciation Day - a chance to reward and thank the individuals that help you in a multitude of ways each and every day. Happy employees form the fundamental core for a strong, profitable business. In other words, investing in your employees is not only the right thing to do...it also pays off. Below are our top tips for securing happy employees, cultivating a healthy workplace, and consequently, building a strong business.
HOW TO MAKE FOR A HAPPY EMPLOYEE
1. Fair pay.
Bottom line, your employees need to earn a living. That's why they have a job - not a hobby.
2. Useful benefits.
Whether it's health care or free lunch - if you're not willing to go the extra mile, why should they be?
3. Occasional bonuses.
Let them share in good times, too. They'll feel like a part of company, not just employed by it.
4. Comfortable workplace.
Encourage employees to be themselves in the workplace. In a no-judgement space, creativity blossoms.
5. Celebrate occasions.
Whether it be a national holiday or an employee milestone - celebrations reduce stress and build bonds.
HOW TO MAKE FOR A HEALTHY WORKPLACE
Windows make all the difference when you're sitting inside for 8+ hours. No windows? Invest in full-spectrum bulbs and SAD lamps.
And tea! This not only saves your employees a couple bucks a day, but provides the added comfortable of drinking from a mug instead of a styrofoam cup.
We've all seen the Snicker's commercials. A hungry employee is not a happy employee.
Your workplace playlist is as important as your workout playlist. Music can instantly lift your mood, boost your energy, reduce your stress, and create an ambiance.