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Tips To Keep Your Staff Happy For Longer

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Staff happiness is one of the most important elements when it comes to running a business, and the more you pay attention to your staff, the better. You don’t want to waste all of your time having to recruit those roles over and over again, so here are some tips to keep your staff happy for longer.

Give Them Opportunities To Progress

Giving your staff the opportunity for progression within the company can definitely help keep them around. A lot of staff can end up moving on because the progress they want to make isn’t possible, or they’re simply not being noticed in the company for their worth. It’s important you’re not losing valuable members of staff because you didn’t listen to their needs and requests. A good way to give them opportunities to progress is to ask them in their annual reviews or catch-ups, what they want to achieve and where you want to go to the company. It’s good to give them as much as you can because it might be the drive they need in order to keep with the business for longer.

Recognize Efforts & Reward Accordingly

There can be a lot of things that your staff do within their role that can go unnoticed, and that can be frustrating for staff members who are constantly working hard to get recognition. Recognition can be really motivating for your staff and being able to reward that hard work or achievement every now and then, can be even better. You might want to look at how you could improve salaries and benefits within the company, and understanding salary sacrifice benefits can help with that. Try to go out on a limb where you can to help inspire and motivate your staff with incentives.

Offer A Good Work-Life Balance

A good work-life balance does not go under-appreciated for those who really want to help themselves have a better balance of the two. Of course, we’re all different, so you’re going to have people who are workaholics and some that try to do the bare minimum, get their wages, and go home. As a business, it can be good to offer your staff good work-life balance and making sure you offer them flexibility as and when it’s needed. Everyone needs some time off work, so try not to be too strict with time off when it’s required.

Create Positive Surroundings

Positive surroundings can really make the world of difference when it comes to your staff, and if you’re not making the effort to improve it, you might have staff leave as a result. The dynamic and atmosphere of an office or work environment can be very influential to how your staff feel, so always focus on making it a positive and happy one. Anything that you can do to solve any issues within the workplace and to build relationships will certainly be helpful.

Keep your staff happier for longer, and hopefully, you’ll see your staff retention rate dip lower than usual.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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