How to Take Care of Every Employee

Happy employees are reportedly 12% more productive, and they are also less likely to leave your business for another company. Any business owner wanting to increase internal efficiency, reduce turnover, and maintain client or customer satisfaction must try to increase employee morale.

You must, therefore, find ways to make your team feel happy to come into work each day, and safeguard their health and wellbeing as much as possible. If you want to make your staff regularly feel listened to and appreciated, read the following tips on how to take care of every employee.

Mental Health Awareness

It is believed that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem every year. Employers, therefore, have a responsibility to increase their mental health awareness, so they can identify when a member of staff is struggling with a condition, such as depression, anxiety, or stress. You should also introduce an open-door policy, so that employees can confide in a member of management or HR department regarding a mental health issue. You should also allow struggling staff to take mental health leave from work.

Take an Interest in Their Personal Lives

Prove to your team how much you care about them by taking an interest in their personal lives. For example, you should learn the names of their partner and children, ask about their hobbies, and try to find a common bond, so that you can build a stronger relationship with every member of the team. A few minutes out of your day could be enough to prove you are a caring employer, which can make your staff feel more satisfied in their jobs while securing their loyalty.

Make Remote Workers Feel Part of a Team

It doesn’t matter if an employee works from home or you have hired a freelancer working in a co-working space at The Brew, you must attempt to make them feel part of your team, which can increase their happiness and loyalty. There are a number of ways you can do so, such as including them in internal communications, inviting them on team outings, or providing them with a reward for all their hard work.

Provide Great Employee Perks

Employee perks cannot only help to improve the lives of your staff, but they can help your business to both attract and retain talented employees. Prove what a caring employer you are by offering a company car, free food, a free gym membership, annual bonus, team bonding days, plus more.

Choose Your Employees Over Your Clients

Many employees might be afraid of complaining about a difficult client to management, as they might believe they will be second best to a paying customer. For this reason, you should adopt a no-nonsense approach for difficult clients treating staff poorly. Regardless of how much a client is paying your business, you must be willing to fire them to retain your most talented staff, who could provide your business with a higher return than your biggest paying client in the long-run.



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