Managing employees is less about trying to control your crew, and more about trying to establish a team that will give back to your company as much as you do.
Employees are an important part of your business, but getting them to the point where they are satisfied and happy –and willing to give their best at work, is another issue altogether.
Fortunately, it’s easy to tell whether your team is motivated and on-track. Here’s a look at some telltale signs that you are nailing it –like a boss, in the employee satisfaction department!
1.You Have Low Turnover
If your employee turnover rate is low, you know you’re doing things right. A satisfied workforce won’t be gunning for new jobs, and seizing every opportunity to head somewhere else. Instead, they’ll stick around for longer.
2.You Promote From Within
Do you have to look outside your company to fill management positions? Or do you find that you’re promoting your talent from within? If your employees put their hats in the ring whenever a new management position opens up, it’s a clear sign that they’re motivated to stay with your company.
3.Your Team is Self-Motivated
Happy employees are self-motivated, and able to get their work done. They don’t need you to constantly tell them to finish things, instead they’ll be able to see the end result. Self-motivation is a good indicator that leadership has mastered the art of employee motivation perfectly.
4.Your Workers Come in Early
Let’s face it, if your employees aren’t happy with their jobs, or satisfied in the workplace, they wouldn’t be showing up early. “If you’ve been an employer for a while, you know that unhappy, unmotivated employees often couldn’t care less about clocking in right on the dot or leaving five minutes late to finish a last-minute project,” says Jayson DeMers, founder and CEO of AudienceBloom. “Take note of those who are happy to be at work for a few extra minutes.” If your workers are coming in early, it’s a good sign that they’re happy with their job.
5.Your Employees Offer Solid Ideas
Workers who love their job will be more eager to offer ideas that will benefit the company as a whole. These employees are satisfied and vested in the company, and interested in seeing it succeed.
6.Your Employees Don’t Call in Sick Often
Workers who are engaged are less likely to take sick days, according to Gallup. If your employees have a surplus of sick days, know that your motivational efforts are succeeding!
7.Your Workforce is Engaged and Connected
Is your workforce engaged and connected? If your employees show a real interest in their work or go out of their way to provide great service then you know that you have a satisfied team.
8.You Have Happy Customers
Likewise, happy employees can influence your customers’ experience as well. Engaged employees will naturally provide excellent service, and if your customers are giving rave reviews about your company, you can be certain that you’re doing something right!
9.They Don’t Complain About Workload
According to a 2015 Employee Engagement Report, almost 70 percent of workers say they have too much on their plates each week. When your workers are busy, but don’t complain about extra work –you can know that they enjoy their job, and are happy there. They understand that more work is important for helping the company to grow and are behind that idea 100 percent.
10.Everyone is Open to Change.
Finally, a key indicator of a happy workplace is the ability to welcome change. An engaged team is confident in the leaders’ ability to implement positive change, and will be more open to new concepts and ideas.
When it comes to motivation, it’s important to remember that it’s not just about finding the right people, it’s about creating an environment in which your team can excel. You have a major impact on your team’s outlook and attitude, and it’s worth keeping tabs on how happy your workers are. These ten tips will help you to create your own litmus test that will help you to monitor how satisfied your workers are.