Not everyone comes into work with the same level of engagement, motivation, and passion each day. But if more than a few of your employees are making a habit out of being tired, stressed and unmotivated you might have a problem on your hands.
Lack of engagement could be a sign pointing to poor job satisfaction and dissatisfied employees could be costing you more than you think. Aside from the high price of employee turnover, you could also be losing money due to their carelessness or lack of engagement. Spot unhappy employees early and do your best to get them on track on being happier, more engaged and profitable.
Here are the top 6 reasons your employees may be hating their job:
Grass is greener someplace else – Envious of friends in other companies having amazing experience? The benefits and perks at other companies can sometimes lead your employees to dream about working elsewhere. Keep an eye on what other companies are doing and try to match it with something worth bragging about.
Their values don’t align with the company – Dissatisfaction is bound to take place if your employees aren’t sold on the same things you are so make sure you get it right on the hiring process. Regular feedback and reviews can really help stay in tune with employee’s values and how they align with the company needs.
They don’t feel valued – Employee happiness is bound to be impacted if you don’t take the time to pat them on the back. Recognition breeds feelings of value and loyalty. Regular verbal praise, gifts rewards and monetary gifts for awesome performance is a must.
Job Insecurity – It’s easy to dislike your job and have the worry if you don’t know if you will be there in a few months, instability maybe taking its toll so remain transparent and work on keeping spirits up.
There’s no room for advancement – Policy for promotion? Employees that feel they are stuck and have no chance of advancement will lead to job-hopping and its important to keep a plan for employees to grow.
The passion’s gone – Huge difference between living to work and working to live, do your employees love what they do? Focus on hiring passionate employees and give them a purpose to maintain their passion throughout their time on the job.
Boss Sucks – Poor management can ruin even the most passionate and well-paid employees love for their job. If you have unhappy employees the first thing you should look at is your management habits, then talk to your employees and get to the bottom of it.
Brushing off unhappy employees will damage your company. Get to the bottom of their troubles before you lose any valuable employees that work with you. A lack of meaningful, challenging work is certain to breed disdain. Find out whether your employees feel like they’re learning or advancing their knowledge. If they’re not becoming better, they will go someplace where they feel they can improve.