People spend most of their time at workplace, so an employer should make sure that the employees are happy and optimistic. A happy employee is not only productive but also keeps the environment cheerful. There is now growing evidence that when one's employees are happy, organizations thrive.
According to 'The How Of Happiness' by Sonja Lyubomirsky’s, 50% of happiness is genetically predetermined, while 10% is due to circumstances in life (Family, health, etc.) and 40% is the result of your outlook.
The answer might not be just a salary boost a long-term implication would be to make your employees feel valued that will bring about significant change.
To begin with, read the following ways to impend the ‘Happiness Culture.’
Day 1 - A candidate becomes an employee on how he/she is treated on the first day of the job. Make them remember their first day, by introducing a new hire kit, which should include some goodies along with work-related supplies. This would not only make a good first impression but also ensure that the new hire would settle in straight away.
Interactions - Managers and human resources professionals should know the benefits of effective working relationships. HR’s and managers should be approachable in all work-related situations. HR's should take initiatives to help everyone in the organization develop the skills for positive interactions. Positive interactions boost morale and improve work satisfaction.
Salary On Time - An irregular salary cycle would make anyone unhappy, even HR's. Don’t keep your employees clued for their payday. The advancing technologies have made payroll processing simple using which one can schedule a fixed pay cycle. Having a fixed pay cycle motivates the employee further when the payday is near.
Employee Engagement - The organisation should allocate funds for quarterly or half-yearly fun activities. Investing in team-building activities help employees feel more motivated and engaged. Taking an entire day away from the office along with the team and the cost involved might not sound a good idea but think of it as an investment. This will play a vital role as your business will be more productive when your team is happy.
A Ladder To Grow - Implement a leadership development program or any program that helps the employee grow to the next level. Learning and development transition employees from a knowledge one to an innovation one. Also, when people feel supported, they get more space to be creative and do their best work.
It also helps in:
- Identifying Best Talent
- Retaining Best Employee
- Build A Strong Team
So the truth is when employees are happy, life is better for everyone - even the customers. No matter how big or small the firm is when it comes to making the employees feel content, an organisation has to put in efforts. Having happy and productive employees is a must in light of today's economic landscape.
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