Simple ways to boost employee productivity by rewarding and motivating your employees, showing them they are appreciated and valued
As an employer, there are certain things you can do to make sure your employees are doing their best work. These rewards and perks don’t need to cost a lot of money for your company, but they will show your employees how much you value them.
Check out these simple ideas to show your appreciation for employees, increase job satisfaction and boost your employee productivity.
According to Entrepreneur, you can hook your employees up with cool company swag. This isn’t referring to pens or notepads that people will likely lose or toss. If you want to get your employees some company gear that they will actually use you need to think outside the box.
Find out what your employees like and what their hobbies are. For example, if you have a few employees that love to golf, give them a box of golf balls with the company’s logo on it. It’s an easy way to show your employees that you value their time and support their happiness.
Work from Home
Entrepreneur also suggests giving employees the opportunity to work from home. Employees don’t have to worry about leaving their homes if the weather is bad, finding a daycare solution if they have children, and don’t have to spend hours in traffic just to make it into the office each day.
Sun Microsystems found that employees working at home use 60% of the time they would have spent commuting actually doing work. So, this not only benefits your employees and eases their minds, it allows them to be more focused and get things done quicker.
Create a Comfortable Work Environment
If your company is in a climate where the weather is colder four out of 12 months of the year, you may have heard your employees talk about how cold it is in the office. Not only will cranking the heat up make your employees happier but it will also increase their productivity.
According to Human Resources Online, a survey out of the U.K. looked at employee productivity and how that related to the cold. The study found that 26.6% of the 1,501 employees who took the survey said they have called into work claiming to be sick because the office was simply too cold.
You may have already installed things like soundproofing systems to help reduce injury to your employee’s ears. In fact, about 15% of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high-frequency hearing loss due to exposure to noise at work or during leisure activities. Taking it a step further and turning up the heat will show your employees that you care about their well-being in more ways than one.
Have Some Office Fun
Many employers will take the simple steps of hosting holiday parties just to please their employees, however, that often isn’t enough. In fact, a recent survey from OfficeTeam found that 36% of professionals say company holiday parties are fun, but 35% actually gave them a negative response. Think outside the box and do things that will really help your employees have a good time and boost their productivity.
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