7 Ways to Make Your Employees Fall In Love With Their Job
It’s Valentines week so let’s talk about la-la-la-love. Most specifically, let’s talk about how to make your employees love you more.
One way to boost your employee’s productivity is to make them love their jobs. The problem is, sometimes employees don’t enjoy their work anymore because of the stress or it has become too monotonous. This lessens their efficiency in the workplace which affects the company as a whole.
Here are ways that will encourage your employees and make them fall in love with their jobs:
1. Share with them customers’ good feedback.
When your employees hear how their work helped a customer and how it has improved their lives somehow, it boosts their morale and affirms their purpose in the jobs they do. Share also some not-so good feedback and invite them to suggest ways how to address and improve on those areas of concern.
2. Appreciate their value in the overall success of the company.
Employees are not merely workers to achieve the objectives of the company. They need to know that their contribution to the company is highly valued. It gives them a sense of purpose in their job aside from it being a means of income only.
3. Provide opportunities for them to grow in their work.
Equip your employees to be better at their jobs. Let your employees learn how to enhance their skills to make them more effective in their roles at work. Provide skills training, send them to conferences related to their jobs or offer academic scholarship for those who would like to apply for further studies.
4. Encourage mentor leadership among your managers.
Employee engagement increases when managers are mentors than bosses. One of the reasons why employees leave their work is due to their managers not leading them well. Mentorship fosters more open communication between managers and their team, building a more personal relationship with each one, teaching and motivating them to advance in their career.
5. Support their ideas.
Your employees are diverse and so are their ideas. Let your employees know that you are willing to listen to them and that you value their inputs in the company. Employees love it when their ideas are recognized. Give them certain autonomy to apply their ideas, creativity and leadership to improve systems and process in your workplace.
6. Offer flexible benefits.
Get to know your employees and their personal needs then think of how you can provide more flexible work options or benefits for them. One thing you can provide is the option to telecommute. Some companies offer transportation allowance or carpooling services to give their employees more convenience in coming to work. When employees see that the company cares for their welfare, they will treat you like family and love their job even more.
7. Increase their salary based on their performance.
Every employee is evaluated to check their competence in their work. Give your employees a reason to keep up the good work by rewarding them with salary increase when they surpass their previous good performances.
Give your employees more reasons to love what they do and you will see a more passionate and motivated workers coming into your office doors.