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IDEAS ON HOW TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

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Employee satisfaction can go a long way to improve productivity and profitability.

Employee satisfaction is one of the most crucial aspects of a successful business. Business atmosphere, functionality, and success depend upon employee morale. If you are unsure how to maintain employee satisfaction, then read on to find a few ways to either create it or improve it!

Make an effort to equally delegate tasks among employees. This will lessen the likelihood of employees feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities, and it will also lessen the likelihood of employees believing that more is expected of them than of other employees that hold similar positions. A comfortable work environment is imperative for employee satisfaction.

Find a way to let employees know that their efforts and achievements are appreciated and noticed. This can be done by leaving thank-you notes on their desks or perhaps by sending a "you are appreciated" email once in awhile. A small company gift like a personalized coffee mug is also an excellent idea! Small and frequent amounts of praise will prove to be very effective toward increasing employee morale.

Celebrating workplace holidays is a creative way to express and boost employee appreciation. For example, business holidays like Administrative Assistants Day are opportunities for employees to know that they hold a necessary and important position. Employers can express gratitude to their employees by sending flowers (or, better yet, send flower pens!), a gift basket, or a fun promotional item bearing the business logo.

Business dinners or parties are also effective ideas to make employees happy. These events are generally occasions for employees to relax and socialize without concerning themselves with business tasks. They are also great ways for employers to get to know employees without the pressure of business demands and expectations.

Creating a desired level of achievement within the workplace can also help improve employee satisfaction. "Employee of the Month" and similar titles honor employees for their efforts and achievements.

You can lessen employees' stress levels in the workplace by implementing more frequent break periods. This allows employees to take time out of the work day to step away from tasks and focus on less stressful thoughts. Remember that employees are likely to feel refreshed after their breaks and they'll feel much better about completing their tasks.

Employee vacations are very important (and often overlooked) in order to improve job satisfaction. Employees who get vacation time are often more dedicated and happier than their counterparts who don't get time away from the office to relax.  Allowing employees as many personal days as possible can greatly increase and improve employee satisfaction. Don't forget that your employees have their own lives outside of work; personal situations come up often and it's important for every employer to understand those needs for vacation time.

Article By Jill Tooley
Jill Tooley

Jill has been obsessed with words since her fingers could turn the pages of a book. She’s a hopeless bibliophile who recently purchased a Kindle after almost 6 years of radical opposition, and she loves stumbling upon new music on Pandora. Random interests include (but are not limited to) bookstores, movie memorabilia, and adorable rodents. In addition to managing the QLP blog, Jill also manages the content development team, assists with the company’s social media accounts, and writes like a fiend whenever given the chance. You can connect with Jill on Google+.

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