It doesn’t matter how innovative or profitable your company is; without good people, it will eventually fail. And, as one of the leading staffing agencies in Northern California, Pacific Staffing knows the key to a strong team is keeping employees happy.

This goes beyond just enjoying their daily tasks to creating a work culture where people want to show up and do their best each day. While it’s easier said than done, there are steps you can take to make it happen:

Secret #1: Put your people first. 

Most companies have a customer first philosophy, but what about putting your own internal team first? By making sure employees are happy, you’ll not only boost loyalty, but also enhance customer satisfaction. Happy employees will work harder to make sure customers are satisfied.

Secret #2: Give them autonomy.

Good employees don’t want a lot of hand-holding. They want to know what the shared goals are and then go about achieving them in their own way. They will feel a greater responsibility over the quality of their work and the results delivered.

Secret #3: Let them be flexible.

Today’s employees across generations want flexibility in setting their own work schedules. They report they’re more engaged and productive when they can balance the demands of their work and personal lives better. What’s more is that like any good benefit, offering flexibility to your employees can go a long way toward boosting employee happiness – without costing you a lot.

Secret #4: Ban endless meetings.

Nothing kills motivation more than back-to-back all day meetings. And yet, at many companies – especially large ones – meetings take up a huge portion of the day.

Meetings are necessary to an extent, but look for ways to cut back on the number. Tight deadlines are a source of stress for many employees and when they’re stuck in meetings all day, that stress increases because they can’t get work done.

Secret #5: Encourage communication. 

Good communication is critical to business success and happy employees. Staff members who have a clear understanding of what’s expected are far more likely to perform to their potential.

In addition, when leaders are transparent and regularly communicating with the team, employees feel more connected and invested with the company.

Secret #6: Let employees have some fun.

No your workplace shouldn’t be an 8-hour long party. But do create some opportunities for employees to socialize and have some fun. They’ll get to know each other better and your team will be stronger for it.

If you’d like more advice on hiring and retaining great employees, call Pacific Staffing. As one of the leading staffing agencies in Northern California, Pacific Staffing takes the time to get to know our clients and our candidates. We have the experience to ask the right questions and pay attention to the details. As a result, we can help find the perfect match between employer and job seeker. Contact Pacific Staffing today to learn more.