HR’s contribution in creating a Happy Work Environment
A happy work environment will make the employee happy and more productive. A happy employee will be creative, dynamic, less likely to leave the company, less absent, and less conflicts at work, give more productivity and better results and willing to go the extra mile for their organization and co-workers. In turn, it is crucial that Human Resources should learn and know how to implement and make a sustainably happy work environment and here are some ways to get started:
Employees are motivated and feel cherished when they get positive support and when they get to know how their effort integrates and contributes to the business. Instead sending a formal email or a traditional appreciation letter, give them regular and specific feedback on how their work is fostering to the business objectives. Effective feedback lets employees know how they are meeting their goals. Besides an open flow of announcement in the mass email, frequent communication gives a feel to the employees that they are the integral part of the team which will give a closer working relationships with the team and the manager and the HR department.
Emotions have an influence on trust levels in the workplace. To really generate trust understand your employees and work-out with line managers to give them stretch assignments what drives their success. Encourage them to voice out their goals, then assist them in developing it. There are many ways to generate goodwill and show employees that they're valued beyond just the work they generate for the organization. As a HR Professional you have to build trust among your superiors, peers and juniors, and it will spur success and greatness for themselves, their units, alliances and the organization.
HR has to influence the workplace communications to support their employees, share information, give frequent answer questions and publicize unbiased benefits. Using transparency as your department strategy will get good support from the workforce.
Especially for promotions, rewards, relocation, changes in business, employers have to operate the performance scalability openly and frankly. This will make your employees to react with the information as it presents and it avoids the usual conjectures and misinterpretations that stem from not being open and honest about company policy.
Offer Development Opportunities
Identify, recognize and promoting the employees from one role to another and mid to senior roles from within the organization delivers benefits such as reducing turnover and increase efficiency. HR has to play a vital role and influence the business units on various development opportunities such as on-the-job training, give subsidy for continued education and training, create platform for employees to connect and network within the organization, give a graduate scheme to enhance their skills, adopt a mentorship program will lead to continuous development for themselves and the organization as well.
Express Gratitude and Say Thanks
Giving appreciation to the employee is so vital. Always recognize the importance and value the team and their contributions. This will ignites enthusiasm, increases innovation, builds trust and drives bottom-line results. A 'thank you' note sounds simple, but it is actually an incredible way to encourage the employee when he/she goes above and beyond on a project, or puts in a series of late sittings. Expressing your gratitude and saying thanks to your employees can change the entire atmosphere and make your workplace be a much nicer place.
Create a happy work environment and productive workforce that is eager to contribute, your business can withstand any economic storm.