If it makes [employees] happy, it can’t be that baaaaaaaaaaad

As an employer, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about your business: the recordkeeping requirements (stay tuned for more on this in a coming article), the bottom line, and, of course, your human resources. Perhaps, though, the focus is on what employees can do for you, when it might be helpful to consider what you can do for employees. I’m pretty sure having a happy workforce makes running a business much smoother. (HR professionals, preach!)

So, what makes employees happy? Money, security, balance? Click here for a fantastic info-graphic that shows the answer.

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How engaged are your employees?

When an employee feels satisfied at work, they do more. They make more sales, are more productive, and have better customer service – all things that positively impact your bottom line. But measuring employee engagement can be tough if you don’t know what you’re looking for. So how do you measure employee engagement?

A few years ago, the Gallup Organization conducted numerous focus groups and thousand of interviews and created a survey that helps employers measure employee engagement. They determined that there are 12 questions you should ask, such as:

  • Do you know what is expected of you at work?
  • In the last seven days, have you received recognition or praise for doing good work?
  • Does the mission/purpose of your company make you feel your job is important?
  • Is there someone at work who encourages your development?

Learn more and access the rest of the questions by clicking here!