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5 Business Practices to Keep Employees Happy

5 Business Practices to Keep Employees Happy

Keeping your clients and customers happy is essential, but how many companies spend time and effort ensuring their employees are as equally content at their workplace as well?

Being a small business, you may not have the luxury to shower your employees with perks, but the good news is there are a lot of other things companies can do to keep their employees motivated.

In fact, according to Aflac’s 2017 Small Business Happiness Report, 84 percent of small-business employees say they are happy with their current job. So, what does it take to keep them happy? Here are five essential habits small businesses can practice to maintain a conducive company culture and engage employees on a more personal level.

Show your appreciation 

Your employees’ dedication towards their work drives their willingness to achieve your business objectives better. To get the best out of them, you need to appreciate them for their efforts. This can come in the form of appreciation notes, reward programs, or even being mindful of your employees’ workloads. It is never a bad idea to compliment someone for his or her good work. You will be surprised to note how a simple word of appreciation can positively reinforce your employees’ outlook towards the company. Inculcating a culture of appreciation goes a long way in motivating employees thereby leading to an improvement in performance.