How to Boost Employee Satisfaction in the Post-Covid Era

Syed Balkhi

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The post-Covid era has changed the way people work. Unlike before, people now no longer need to go to the office to work.

Everything can now be done online. But we still have a lot of businesses that don’t want to shift to a fully-remote working culture. They want their employees to come to the office regularly like before and do their jobs.

But the problem is that after enjoying the benefits of working from home, many people don’t want to go back to work physically. Does that mean losing your employees if you want them to get back to work?

Well, it doesn’t have to be that way if you can boost employee satisfaction at the workplace. So how do you do that? In this post, we’ll discuss 3 things to do to boost employee satisfaction. Let’s get started.

1. Be Flexible

One of the major reasons why people want to work from home is the flexibility it offers. When you let your employees work from home, they can skip commuting and getting ready for the work part. This saves a lot of time and creates free time for your employees.

So they can use this time to do things they love alongside their office tasks. The only thing that matters when working from home is to be able to meet their goals on time.

So why don’t you offer the same options to your employees? Instead of trying to micromanage your employees, let them do their jobs freely.

Don’t try to hold them back after working hours, no matter how important the task is. Instead of doing that, ask them to get the task done on a priority basis the next morning when he/she comes back to work.

Sometimes employees may want to leave early. Don’t be too harsh on them. Let your employees know that they can leave early if they accomplish their goals before leaving. After all, it’s not how long they work. You should be more focused on how productive they are at work.

2. Offer Rewards and Benefits

One of the main reasons why your employees come to work is the benefits you offer. Getting good benefits alongside their compensation can make them feel rewarded.

This encourages them to continue working hard. It’s a good way not just to boost employee morale but to increase their loyalty and retain them for longer as well.

Also, companies that pay well can easily attract top talents in the industry. So make sure that you offer good benefits to your employees. You can also reward them occasionally for achieving certain milestones. For example, you can reward them for completing five years of service or closing a huge deal, etc.

It doesn’t have to be something super fancy. Even a few words of appreciation can make them feel good. Just make sure to do it publicly. You can praise them in a meeting, for example. It’s a good way to encourage your employees to continue doing the hard work they have been doing.

3. Focus on Employee Well-being

Some businesses are so focused on getting their work done that they tend to forget about the well-being of their employees. It’s important to remember that your employees are the ones who are running the business.

So you need to focus on their well-being. One way of doing that is to encourage them to take time-offs now and then.

They can utilize this time to spend time with their loved ones or do things they love doing the most. They can indulge in their favorite hobby, go on a vacation, take up courses to upgrade their skills, etc.

This will help them refresh their mind and revitalize it when they get back. Letting your employees take breaks is necessary to help them boost their productivity and increase their efficiency.

Another way to improve employee well-being is to offer wellness programs. You can have an in-house gym or yoga studio and encourage your employees to actively go there for workouts and yoga sessions.

Over to You

Boosting employee satisfaction is extremely important to build employee loyalty and increase the retention rate. And doing that isn’t that hard. But it becomes a lot easier if you can create a company culture that values employee satisfaction. So focus on building an employee-centric workplace from the day you start your business. If you haven’t done it already, don't worry. It’s not too late yet. You can still work on it.

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Syed Balkhi is on a mission to level the playing field for small businesses. 19+ million websites use his software to grow and compete with the big guys. 100+ million people read his blogs every year to grow their website traffic, sales, & conversion

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