4 Tips For Long Lasting Employee Satisfaction

Whatever the size of your enterprise, the chances are you have some employees. To you, they’re a vital part of what makes your business the success that it is and guarantees its constant improvement and growth. They bring their skills, talent, dedication and professionalism to work with them every day and help you to realise your business ambitions. To them, you’re the reason they have food on the table, a roof over their heads and some disposable income in their pocket. But you’re so much more than that… You’re the key to unlocking their potential and helping them advance their career and build their skills. 

Let’s Face It, You've Got A Good Thing Going Here!

The only way to keep that good thing going is by making sure that your employees are satisfied, valued and motivated

Here’s how… 

Show Them That They’re Valued & Appreciated 

Entrepreneurs are busy folk, so it’s understandable that sometimes you might seem preoccupied or distracted when communicating with staff. Too much of this, though, and you’ll undermine their faith in you and potentially take their talents elsewhere. There are many ways to make employees feel valued but it’s important to do them as often as you can. These can be as simple as verbally congratulating a team member on a job well done or as ostentatious as a celebratory night out. You may also want to consider: 

Regular email shots reminding the team of their accomplishments 

• Signing off on all communications with “thanks for your hard work” 

•Regularly review their pay and performance, being sure to reward as often as possible 

Give them help and support when they need it Feeling supported not only keeps your staff motivated and on-task but it also encourages them to approach you when they’re feeling unsure or out of their depth. This means that they’re less likely to make mistakes and more likely to seek training and development. 

When it comes to developing your employees it’s important to invest in training, even if you’re keeping an eye on the purse strings. By cutting costs on professional development you’re only inhibiting the extent to which they can benefit you. 

Allow Them Flexibility When They Require It

Employees tend to work better and be happier when they are afforded a measure of flexibility and control over their working conditions. Some may have young children that they need to plan around, others may have elderly or infirm relatives that require regular attention. By allowing them to be flexible in their working hours or allowing them opportunities to work remotely from home, you show them that you value them as a team member and a human being. 

Help Them Feel Like A Team

Team building events are an invaluable tool for strengthening personal and professional relationships among employees and enhancing their ability to solve problems creatively as a team by pooling their skills, knowledge and experience. 

Thrifty entrepreneurs may be tempted to do this themselves but outsourcing your team building events and activities to a dedicated provider is an incredibly prudent investment. 


Taking your team to a new environment to work with new people will lend the event a sense of occasion and demonstrate your willingness to invest in the skills and development of your team.

I hope you enjoyed this article about tips for long-lasting employee satisfaction at your company.

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