Employee happiness and satisfaction in the modern workplace are significantly impacted by how we treat them. It goes beyond benefits and salaries to create a work atmosphere where employees are appreciated, respected, and supported. To treat employees in a way that promotes their success and satisfaction, we’ll look at two essential aspects in this blog post.
1. Paying Salaries According to Basic Needs
The primary phase in treating employees well is ensuring they receive a salary that covers their basic needs. It’s crucial to remember that employees come from different backgrounds and problems. Several may hold advanced degrees, but others may have never completed formal schooling. Some might be fresh graduates, while some might have disabilities. Despite these variations, every employee requires a salary that covers their basic needs.
Organisations must understand that people seek employment to provide for themselves and their families and not only to work. Rent, groceries, clothing, and other basic requirements are general duties every person shares. There must be no distinction between an employee’s potential to fulfil these needs based totally on their educational background, certification, any physical or mental disabilities, or their family history.
Employees’ mental health is at risk if they receive no salary according to their basic needs. Stress over finances can result in depression, anxiety, and a drop in productivity. Organisations must take an honest and equitable approach to compensation to create an improved and more productive work environment.
2. Nurturing Employee Growth and Success
Beyond just salary, employees require additionally to feel valued and supported in their positions. Employees must have trust and respect despite their educational background, qualifications, or personal situations.
- Trust: Have trust in your employees to do their jobs effectively. Micromanagement may hinder creativity and demotivate employees.
- Value: Respect and value the different abilities and perspectives that each employee contributes.
- Mentorship: Provide employees with opportunities for mentorship and guidance to help them improve in their professions.
- Appreciation: Recognise and appreciate your employees’ efforts and contributions regularly.
- Involvement: Involve employees in decision-making processes and get input on issues that affect them.
- Promotion: Offer them a clear path for career growth and reward them for their efforts and accomplishments.
By implementing these concepts, organisations can create a workplace culture that encourages employee satisfaction, engagement, and loyalty. Employees will stay with their organisations over time and make valuable contributions to the business’s success if they feel trusted, respected, and supported.
Paying reasonable salaries is just one part of treating people effectively; creating a positive and encouraging environment is another. Companies will profit from a motivated and committed employee if they put their employees’ basic needs first and show trust, respect, and mentorship. Keep in mind that an organisation succeeds when its employees do.
If you have not read Part 1 of How to Treat Employees, please click here.
To read Part 3 of How to Treat Employees blog post, please click here.