So now that you’ve found the perfect employees for your company, how do you make sure they stay happy? In today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to dismiss employee relations as it is harder than ever for companies to get people’s attention. But it’s still an important practice. It’s vital to maintain your company’s internal and external communications.
Employee attitudes in general accurately reflect the moral of the company. Happy employees are important, especially if they represent the company to the public. If employers are willing to make small changes and apply a little bit of effort, it can lead to happy, efficient and, most importantly, loyal employees.
Check out the following tips and strategies for improving business communication and employee relations.
1. Use A Social Collaboration Platform
This is a big one when it comes to improving internal communications amongst your employees. Implement a social collaboration solution that gives employees access to a single platform of communication. For example, at Midas PR our team utilizes a group chat on WhatsApp. This is an easy way for each employee to communicate a message to the entire team. A solid social collaboration platform solution will bring the people together and enable problem solving.
2. Provide Regular Feedback and Guidance
Employees, especially the younger ones, appreciate receiving frequent feedback. Start providing weekly or bi-weekly status reports for each employee and the projects they’re working on followed up with short, simple feedback from managers. Also, make sure your employees are fully aware of their specific job duties. You can accomplish this by having a job description and plan in place. When employees start feeling confused about his or her role in the company, they are more likely to start searching for a new job.
3. Create An Atmosphere of Growth and Learning
Your employees aren’t just working for the source of income. Jobs are an avenue where employees have hopes to grow and learn. A recent survey discovered that high wages and promotions were not in the top three characteristics of what motivates employees. Instead, the most agreed upon thing that motivated employees in this survey was “Full Appreciation of Work Being Done”. In order to provide an atmosphere of growth and learning, employers and managers should consistently encourage employees to take risks and learn new skills. If employees don’t have the opportunity to expand their skills, they may start to feel bored and lose motivation.
4. Break Up Routines
Not many people like the mundane routines of office life. Small surprises can add beautiful sparks to any area of life, including the workplace. Employers should try to look for little ways to surprise their employees. It can be something as simple as bringing in a special treat like doughnuts or coffee. If you want to go a little bigger, consider hosting an office party for a quirky holiday.
5. Remind Employees They Have a Good Employer
This one will only work if you are, indeed, a good employer. If you feel you’ve created a positive work environment with the right employees, encourage employees to brag about the company! Remind your existing employees why your company is such a great place to work. When they start to share these posts on social media channels, it will give them positive reinforcement from their colleagues and friends when they comment back saying things like “Sounds like you have an awesome employer!” It even might get more people to apply for positions at your business! Two birds with one stone!
6. Identify and Reward Brand Ambassadors
When your employees share social media posts that showcase the positive aspects of your company, reward them! Those employees who excel at promoting the company are clearly fans of you and your business practices. You should recognize and reward these people for acting as brand ambassadors for your company.