Editor’s Note: This post is by Paul Slezak, Cofounder and CEO of RecruitLoop – the World’s largest marketplace of expert Recruiters and Sourcers available on-demand.
When people are searching for jobs these days, they tend to either think less about their level of satisfaction with their job or they are placed within a work environment that has the bare minimum satisfaction rate among their employees. It is important for employers to take into account that a low satisfaction rating can lead to a decrease in work productivity for both the individual employee and the company overall.
Measures should be taken within every workplace to ensure that employees are happy with their jobs, that they have a decent work-life balance, and that they feel safe communicating their concerns with their employers without fear of reprimanding.
What Makes Employees Happy
Job satisfaction can stem from many different factors such as treating employees with respect, ensuring positive and consistent communication and trust between employees and higher management. Prioritizing the safety of your employees in the workplace is another factor.
Having these qualities as an employer and taking the necessary steps to improve and uphold your work environment will have a positive impact on your employees. This way, they will be more willing to remain as a loyal employee in your company.
The Importance of Mental Health
An employee’s overall mental health can be affected tremendously by a negative workplace environment. Employers should constantly work to prevent that from becoming a problem for employees around the world. The happiness of employees should be a top priority for your as an employer and your aim should be to make sure they can come into work with a fresh and eager start every day.
Listen to your Employees
As an employer, you’d want to provide your employees with a positive workspace to increase their satisfaction and safety on a daily basis. Always be willing to listen to your employees while they are discussing concerns about their work environment or mental health, as well as any suggestions that could improve the work environment for all employees.
Mental health should always be a topic that employees are open to discuss with their employers, especially when their job plays a significant factor in one’s mental health.
If employees feel safe and comfortable talking to their employers on matters such as this, the concerns of employees everywhere would decrease and they would feel much more comfortable in their workplace.
This latest infographic from ExpoCart delves further into the topic of what you as an employer can focus on, to ensure your employees are happy at work.