"Keeping your employees happy and productive doesn't have to be difficult or expensive,” says Graham Winfrey at Inc.com
Costly perks might produce short-term enthusiasm but research says perks are not the main reason people love their jobs. Adecco Staffing USA offers seven tips to create a workplace environment that fosters happy, healthy, productive employees.
1. Be flexible
1 in 4 employees experience high levels of conflict between work and family.
Besides keeping employees in the loop, frequent communication also reminds employees they are part of the team.
3. Recognize success
70% of employees say meaningful recognition has no dollar value.
4. Offer development opportunities
Only 39% of employees feel there are sufficient internal career opportunities in their workplace.
According to 90% of workers, the most valued attributes in workplace relationships are honesty, trust, and fairness.
6. Give and receive feedback
Effective feedback lets workers know how they are meeting their goals.
7. Provide a sense of purpose
Employees who are able to find meaning and purpose within their roles are healthier, happier, and more productive.
Which of these seven practices is most important to you?