Learn how to identify signs of unhappiness and implement effective methods to keep employees happy
Effective methods to manage satisfaction levels in your organisation
It’s the role of HR leaders to ensure job satisfaction and keep employees happy in their roles.
An article by HRD's Coann Labitoria delves into how to identify the signs of employee dissatisfaction and explains some effective methods for increasing job satisfaction.
Job satisfaction is the positive emotion an employee feels when they’re comfortable they have job stability, career growth, adequate pay and benefits and are happy in their work. Satisfaction levels can vary in each employee. Where one employee may be motivated by a rewards system another may not.
There are two parts to job satisfaction, Intrinsic job satisfaction - an employee that is happy with the job itself and, extrinsic job satisfaction is when an employee is happy with working conditions. Employers must focus on both types of satisfaction.
There are a few tell-tale signs that job satisfaction is low in employees. The most common is procrastination. Procrastination can have a ripple affect through your workforce and lead to low productivity in your team.
Other tell-tale signs to look out for are tardiness, increased leave, showing signs of stress, unhappiness and irritability.
If you start to see these signs in your employees it’s time to investigate and formulate a strategy to fix the dissatisfaction.
Tips to increase job satisfaction
- Assess Employee and find out the cause of the problem
- Offer new career opportunities within the company
- Create an environment for employees to build friendships
- Allow employees to have a proper work-life balance
- Build supportive relationships between leaders and members
- Help Employees overcome procrastination through rewards
- Set goals for employees