Happy Employees Productive Employees
The old saying is “Happy wife, happy life”. The same can be held true with employees. It refers to treating someone well and setting them up for success, this will bring you happy and productive employees. Forbes states “happy employees are up to 20% more productive than unhappy employees.” Meaning your employees’ happiness is something that must be a priority and needs to be invested in. A happy employee feels appreciated. “Too many companies are overly focused on what they do but overlooking and minimizing who is doing the work”.
Are Work Perks Really Needed?
Yes! In today’s job market, candidates are looking beyond the responsibilities and into the workplace culture. With the unemployment rate at 3.7% and more than 7million jobs that are open in the Unites States, there are plenty to pick from.Current and potential employees want to be valued in their role in the company, and if they get along well with management. These days’ employees’ want more than a steady job and a paycheck, they want resources that are easily obtainable and to feel like their needs and wants are met.
Let’s Look At Some Stats!
“According to a recent Gallup survey, as summarized by CBS Moneywatch, of America’s 100 million full-time employees, 51% aren’t engaged at work – meaning they feel no real connection to their jobs and tend to do the bare minimum.” The same study by Gallup have found the following insights on disengaged workers:
- 37% are absent from work
- 49% more accidents
- 60% more errors
- 18% less productivity
How Can I Help?
Giving employees the flexibility to take several short breaks through out the day gives them a chance to take a breather and come back to work, and ready to tackle the work that needs to be done. Forbes states, “invest in wellness programs – You’ll see an impact on your work, life and bottom line.” Wellness programs are a great way to keep employees physically and mentally healthy, but they must be easy to enroll in and cannot be too demanding, such as requiring to go to a gym five times a week. A simple gesture such as offering chair massages can go a long way, and increase workplace productivity.
Which Companies Are Doing This?
According to Massage At Work’s clients, they service small and large companies, such as Aetna, Jet.com, and Turner that offer monthly and even weekly chair massages to their employees. Smaller companies will offer massage events at their wellness fairs, Holidays, or just as a gesture of employee appreciation. Give them some much needed stress relief to increase productivity!