Many companies have a high turnover rate due to dissatisfied, dissatisfied and / or unappreciated employees. There are several ways a company can create loyalty, satisfaction, and a more positive attitude towards the workforce of employees. One such approach is increased corporate functions and gatherings that help develop office friendships across the company. The formation of management teams and the development of a teamwork mentality also help employees gain a sense of personal responsibility in their company. Instead of a “us versus them” attitude across departments, friendships across the company will also help build a full team attitude. Many well-known companies create opportunities for their employees to volunteer, raise funds, and help their community. The following suggestions will also increase employee pride, joy, and responsibility at work.
• Family atmosphere – This type of environment creates a climate of fairness, equality, respect and makes it safe to express dissenting opinions. This atmosphere is inviting and creates a friendly environment in which to bring new ideas. Employee teams can foster a challenging but supportive environment and build loyalty and teamwork across the company.
• Recognition Programs – Company programs that recognize hard work, commitment, effort, and contributions promote the success and loyalty of the company. The recognition program should include monthly awards and gift cards or a free lunch. Recognition by a manager who is at least two ranks above an employee makes a meaningful, appealing difference in employee morale.
• Organizational Pride and Belonging – Promote activities that develop and build pride and loyalty that are the backbone of any business’s long-term success. Employee turnover is extremely expensive and productivity and product or service development suffer as a result. A committed employee is someone who is enthusiastic about their job. Improving employee engagement has a direct impact on measurable business results. Employees who are committed to success, emotionally connected and socially connected to a company show qualities that managers strive for. Dedicated employees are more productive at work, have fewer sick days and display different positive behaviors, promote business with others and show their customers their joy.
• Mentoring programs – thinking long-term for future corporate success. A mentor is an experienced and trustworthy advisor who helps develop competent employees and future leaders. Mentoring programs train and encourage experienced employees to become mentors. A mentoring program can encourage dynamic skills growth across the company. Informal learning can be just as important as formal learning programs.
• Volunteering – Find opportunities for your company’s employees to get involved in the community. Enable your employees to volunteer or collect donations for a good cause. It’s good public relations for businesses to show their communities that they care about their customers. These activities will create goodwill with the local community and your co-workers. Gather a team to decide what purpose your business will fund a charity or good cause for.
Employee engagement can be improved by aligning individual goals with corporate goals. Employee motivation should be linked to traditional rewards such as pay and compensation, but also to emotional rewards such as personal growth, work for a common cause, part of a high-performing team, and recognition for achievement.