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4 Tips To Keep Your Employees Happy

As a business owner yourself, you’ll probably realise the importance of keeping your employees happy and the impact it has on the daily running of your company. Happy and positive staff that are content within their job role are more likely to stay working for your company and without them, you will struggle to complete their duties on your own. Not only will positive employees help to produce a higher quality of work and more efficient office, but they’ll also contribute to increasing productivity which can benefit the entire organisation. Here are some tips how to ensure that your employees are happy, and how you can increase the chances of excellent members of staff wanting to work for you in the long-term: 1. Offer Flexible Working Patterns With many of your employees likely to have th......

Increasing Employee Motivation And Retention With Social Recognition

Studies have consistently shown that when recognition is conducted strategically, it produces happier employees that generate better output, deliver improved customer service and remain in their roles for longer periods of time. Yet, recognition in the workplace is lacking, with data revealing that more than half of employees do not feel appreciated at work, while nearly a third have left a previous job due to a lack of recognition. In order to motivate employees and increase retention, businesses need to tap into the power of thanks and recognition and implement a social recognition programme that embraces the wisdom of crowds. Consistency Is Key While business practices have changed greatly in the last 40 years, the traditional performance review process has not. As a result, only a thir......

Why Do Big Companies Fail To Retain Their Best Employees?

Employee retention is crucial to maximising productivity. So why do the biggest companies fail to retain their best employees?An article from Forbes lists ten reasons why large enterprises struggle with employee retention. The full article is worth a read, but companies of all sizes should take note of the bullet points: Big Company Bureaucracy Failing to Find a Project for the Talent that Ignites Their Passion Poor Annual Performance Reviews No Discussion around Career Development Shifting Whims/Strategic Priorities Lack of Accountability and/or telling them how to do their Jobs Top Talent likes other Top Talent The Missing Vision Thing Lack of Open-Mindedness Who’s the Boss? Most of these employee retention problems are really employee engagement issues. Forcing workers to follow silly p......