It is important to remember that job candidates researching your open positions, will look to find comments and feedback from your current employees. This is just one reason why you should work to keep your employee happy.
There are a variety of reasons why employees become unhappy in their jobs, some you have no control over, however, there are some things you can do to ensure they remain happy in their jobs. Here are a few of the most common reasons employees leave their jobs – ones you want to try to prevent:
- Stress is the number one reason employees leave their jobs and give bad feedback online. While most people live with stress in various areas of their life, you can help lessen the amount of stress while they are on the job. Look for ways to lessen stress levels for your employees – it starts with onboarding, all the way to providing lunch once a week. Find what works for your employees.
- Many employees and job candidates today are looking for flexible hours. The work life balance concept has become very important; therefore, you can still have the mentality of work hard play hard, but do not forget about the play in that equation. It is important to give your employees time off to recharge their batteries and do what is important in their life, whether going to their child’s soccer game, or just taking a long weekend to sit on the beach.
- So many employees today are working paycheck to paycheck, making the stress of money a real threat during the work day. Make sure that you offer good compensation packages for your employees. You might even offer financial counseling as a perk or benefit. Your employees will appreciate that you care enough to help them.
- Many employees today feel like they are being left out and are not really a part of the company. Communication to your employees is critical to make them feel like they are part of the overall goals of the company. Keep your employees informed and include them in important decisions.
When you are able to offer a peaceful work environment that is supportive of your employees’ goals, you will have happier employees, which will translate to better job candidates.
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