We began thinking. There has to be a way to boost employees’ happiness in the workplace. There has to be something that can be done, even in the slightest, to make employees feel important and appreciated, right?
We researched and found out that there are three broad factors that affect a professional’s level of happiness in the workplace:
- Enjoying what you do
- Feeling appreciated and safe in the workplace
Think about how you perform your job when you are happy versus unhappy. Which do you think produces the best work product? Employee recognition on its face seems like the simplest idea ever. But in reality, this is the key to taking your company to the next level.
There are countless forms of employee recognition including spot bonuses, company happy hours, company trips, meetings with the CEO and employee recognition platforms.
The best part is, anyone can make an employee feel recognized. Whether it’s your boss, your teammate, or an acquaintance at your company, a little recognition goes a long way. If you want your company to be the best it can be, why not let your employees know how awesome they are?
To all the HR departments and team leaders out there, take our advice, begin filling your workplace with employees that want to be there, even if it is a Monday.