In a recent blog post Employee Investment – Is It Important?, we discussed why it is important to invest in all your employees, not just higher level employees. Through investment in your employees you gain employee retention and employee productivity both of which directly contribute to the success of your business. Nancy Mobley, CEO of Insight Performance, always says, “I have my A Team and my A Team is going to provide quality service to our clients and help us reach the goals we’ve set for the business. Keeping our team happy will directly impact our business.”
Investing in and keeping your A Team happy is imperative to the business. Productive employees are happy and happy employees are productive – either way a win-win for the business. No matter what your efforts are to keep employees happy, there will be employees who come and go, maybe because the culture was not the right fit or because they received a better offer somewhere else. There are a million reasons that people leave jobs but it is the role of the employer to create a culture and work environment that makes them want to stay. As discussed in previous blog posts, some ways to keep employees happy is through benefits, employee programs and a commitment to your people.
Bottom line – happy people is good business. In essence happy equates to productivity, retention, quality and success!