10 Tips to Boost Employee Morale
There are a ton of reasons you should try to boost employee morale in your business. After all, we all want to enjoy our time at work.
Three of the most important reasons to make your employees happy:
- Happy people have better workplace performance, which often translates to better customer service and sales
- Workplaces with happier employees have higher retention, meaning you’ll have lower costs associated with hiring and training
- Satisfied employees are more likely to act as brand advocates and attract top talent to join your team
Basically, a happy workplace leads to happy employees, which leads to better business for you. Sounds great, right?
Here’s a few quick tips for happier employees:
1. Be transparent.
Tell your employees what’s happening within your company. Give them updates and make them feel involved in your company’s success. People want to understand the vision and direction of the company and feel like they’re making meaningful contributions to the growth and goals of the business.
2. Offer competitive compensation.
Loving what you do is important, but people also want to feel they’re being paid their worth. Offering your employees competitive compensation shows that you really appreciate them and recognize and reward the value that they contribute to your business.
3. Encourage continual learning.
Create opportunities for employees to keep learning. A LinkedIn survey found that 94% of employees would be less likely to leave a company that gave them professional development opportunities.
94% of employees are less likely to leave a company that offers professional development opportunities
4. Recognize and reward achievements.
Technology is a great tool to help you run your business, especially when it comes to understanding how your employees are performing. One of the features of smart terminals is that you can easily track and monitor customer feedback and employee performance. For example, if you have employees who are constantly receiving positive customer reviews or exceeding sales performance expectations, you’ll be able to see this in the smart terminal apps. This will make it easier for you to recognize employee achievements.
5. Listen to feedback (and implement it!).
You already know how important it is to collect and respond to customer feedback, but it’s important to listen to feedback from your internal team too.
6. Encourage team bonding.
Although the phrase “team bonding” might induce a few eye-rolls, it’s actually a great way to boost employee morale. Investing in building these relationships helps your employees feel more connected to each other and the company, develops trust between teams, and increases their commitment to your business.
7. Celebrate differences.
Make sure that your company has a culture that celebrates and respects people’s differences and continuously learns from them. It can take a toll on an employee’s morale if they don’t feel respected or included, meaning you’ll be less likely to retain them.
8. Give employees independence.
No one likes to be micro-managed. Giving your employees independence shows that you trust them to do a good job even when you’re not there. It makes them feel empowered and respected, giving them positive feelings about their roles and the company.
9. Create volunteer days.
Taking the team out for a day of volunteering in the community isn’t just good for boosting morale; It’s also great for your brand’s image. Companies that actively support the community have a better public perception from potential customers, and prospective employees will see a company that cares about more than just the bottom line.
10. Green your business.
Finally, more than ever, people are seeking businesses that align with their values. People want to buy from and work for companies that are environmentally-minded. Employees who believe in their company values have higher workplace satisfaction and tend to have a lower turnover rate.
One simple change to become more eco-friendly is to cut down on paper waste. Start using electronic pdfs for internal documents, invest in a point-of-sale that offers e-mail receipting, or switch from paper to email invoicing.
Looking for more simple eco-friendly changes your business can adopt? Check out our 7 easy tips to green your business and how Grow & Bloom Co. used talech to cut down on paper waste.