Organizations around the world deal with their own specific issues that are hindering their growth and value maximization. However, all organizations deal with certain issues that are the same for them as those of another organization located on the other corner of the world. One such issue that has raged since time itself is how to satisfy your employees.
Answering this question has led several organizations tread several different paths. However, there have been more failures than successes as is evident from most people complaining about their jobs. Take Hong Kong, for instance, where half of the total employees are unhappy. So, what are some basic guidelines to achieve employee satisfaction for organizations? Here are some:
Set Realistic Expectations
A lot of organizations around the world tend to set unrealistic expectations for their employees in hopes that they can push their employees to achieve the maximum even if it is not the actual target. That way, although their employees work hard, they always fall short of the target. But while the company sees it as a win because they still managed to achieve substantial results, the employees see their motivation and energy levels fall.
Setting achievable and realistic expectations and targets, on the other hand, can be a real deal breaker for your employee motivation.
Offering training activities to your employees to bring them up to mark with your requirements is one of the most effective ways to put across your demands even if they are stern. However, training and learning activities must be run to ensure that the communication throughout these programs is spot on. No room for communication must be spared.
But it is not all about training. Offering learning opportunities also involves hiring top-notch trainers to talk to your employees and share life experience to add motivation. Or paying for your employees to enroll in the learning programs of their choice. Perhaps even send them on corporate vacations for them to bond and learn about their own lives to come relaxed to work.
Offering Non-Monetary Perks
Higher salaries are of course a great source for employee satisfaction. However, the scope of that factor is limited. On the other hand, using non-monetary rewards can sometimes be the most effective tools for your employee satisfaction. How?
Say, for instance, you invite qualified life insurance advisors to offer special custom designed insurance packages for your employees that they like. Now even if you do not pay for these insurance packages from your own company pocket and allow your employees the choice of opting for a package at “minimal rates” your employees will stay happy and satisfied.
On the other hand, you can also offer your employees complementary memberships to your office gym for them to stay fit and healthy. Or you could decide to offer them lenient working hours and less restrictions while in office to help them stay relaxed while in office. Essentially the possibilities of such perks are essentially innumerable.
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