According to British scientists, the secret of successful modern companies lies in maintaining a balance between the needs of employees, customers, and shareholders. Weekly monitoring of KPIs (key performance indicators) such as profits, customer feedback and high employee satisfaction leads to lower employee turnover, higher work productivity and affects business efficiency.
Therefore, if you want to get more out of your team, you should make sure that they are satisfied with their work:

  • enjoy doing the tasks that we have set for them;
  • have a good relationship with the people they work with;
  • satisfied with the financial return that they get from their work;
  • have opportunities to improve their existing skills;
  • feel respected and recognized at work.

When employees are engaged, motivated, and effective in their workplace, they are willing to help their company achieve its goals and are likely to remain with it for a long time. It follows that the concepts of employee satisfaction and engagement are directly proportional, and changes in one entail changes in the other. So, in other words, raising job satisfaction is one of the first steps to increasing work engagement.

What does employee satisfaction affect?

Employee Retention. Satisfied employees are less likely to quit.
Productivity. Satisfied employees are much more productive than their dissatisfied counterparts.
Corporate culture. Satisfied employees are more willing to support their colleagues, show enthusiasm, and create a productive work environment.

6 effective methods for measuring employee satisfaction

  1. Conducting employee satisfaction surveys.
  2. Application of the Employee Satisfaction Index (ESI).
  3. Using the employee rating.
  4. Conducting individual meetings.
  5. Setting up employee suggestion boxes.
  6. Using specialized software.

How to increase employee satisfaction

These methods will help you identify problem areas that affect your team’s morale and job satisfaction levels. However, you shouldn’t wait for their results to start improving employee satisfaction.

Use our tips to help you address the most common causes of dissatisfaction among team members:

  • Recognize and reward employee achievements and success;
  • Avoid micromanagement;
  • Help employees take care of their health;
  • Provide opportunities for professional development and growth.