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A 10-step ‘prescription’ to create a happier workforce

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By Les Kertay

The best employees love their jobs, consistently give all they can, have good relationships with co-­workers, find their work meaningful and leave work each day with a sense of accomplishment.

Too bad there aren’t more workers like that. In fact, most employees feel stressed, doubtful about job security and less invested in their companies and careers. You can and should do something about it.

The happiness of your organization’s employees is an important driver of workplace productivity. A recent Healthways Gallup Well-Being Index study showed a direct connection between well-being and em­­ployee performance. Employees with low “well-being” were seven times more likely to be absent from work, twice as likely to give themselves low performance ratings and seven times more likely to look for a new job.

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Jillian Miner February 21, 2014 at 3:27 pm

This is a great article that highlights the importance of culture in the workplace. Here at Onboardly, we use an employee feedback platform called 15Five (15Five.com). We have found it works very well for us, as it only takes us 15 minutes to complete each week and allows us to celebrate wins, share challenges, and identify problems before they escalate. This way, we are always communicating with our team leaders, allowing them to be aware of the pulse of their team. Every company should have a type of employee feedback system to ensure their employees are happy and have a safe platform where they can voice their opinions.


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