While it sometimes may seem nothing makes employees happy, the fact is keeping employees happy might be easier than you think. When asked what components contributed to overall job satisfaction, workers repeatedly identified the same two items:
- Trust and confidence in leadership. Trust and confidence in leadership was the single most reliable predictor of employee satisfaction. Cultivate an atmosphere of caring in your workplace. Not only does it increase satisfaction but it also help reduce turn-over rates, absenteeism and other common problems.
- Clear and Effective communication. Although it sounds simple, most small business owners really aren’t that good at effective communication. Effective communication by management was key to winning organizational trust and confidence Satisfied employees are likely to stay with you. Happy employees are productive and productive employees make your business a success. It is easy to increase job satisfaction if you know how.