Everyone loves a happy office; a work environment where everyone gets along, gets work done quickly and efficiently, and still has time to email funny cat pictures to each other is an ideal set up, but the benefits go well beyond the general day-to-day enjoyment.
Along with keeping the HR department satisfied, an office full of happy workers helps dramatically with business ventures, and if you’re running a workplace that seems more like a sweatshop, here are a few things your company is missing out on.
Holding onto Quality Employees
The economy is slowly improving, and more job opportunities are opening up every day. What this means is that employees are no longer desperate for any job that comes their way, and they are much more likely to leave a job they find unsatisfactory. Your employees are your biggest asset, so make sure you’re treating them in a way that will make them want to stick around.
Losing employees results in a big profit loss; the time and money it takes to hire someone new and provide effective training is never in the company’s best interest, and you can easily reduce the amount of time you have to spend on that process by creating a comfortable and respectful work environment. Continue reading “How Happy Employees Affect Your Business”→
Some people hate to be criticized, and nobody wants to hear unpleasant news. In the business world, however, there are times when both need to be done.
Bad news and criticism rarely flows up; it almost always rolls downhill, from management to the rank-and-file. Employees don’t communicate problems, criticize or are the bearer of unpleasant news, simply because they are often terrified of losing their jobs.
There are some issues that human resources experts hear often, in virtually every business and industry. These are the problems that hinder productivity, prevent collaboration and create a disgruntled and dysfunctional workplace.
The six things employees wish they could tell you: