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5 benefits from having happy employees at work

5 benefits from having happy employees at work


Is there such a thing as happiness at work? That is a question with an affirmative answer.  Companies have been acquiring a positive awareness; they know that their success happens thanks to their employees’ happiness and satisfaction.

There is no step-by-step established process for companies to follow and develop happy employees; however, many companies are developing work conditions that improve performance and employee satisfaction, through benefit plans, spaces for professional growth and emotional salary strategies for the worker to acquire a sense of belonging.

Companies know that, in order to maintain a successful employer branding, their employees are their best sellers: a positive comment out there achieves a strong social and business impact. Therefore, the most committed employees become the best strategy for client and candidate attraction, and investing in happiness is improving the employer branding.

Being happy companies is not easy; they must deal with external factors that are out of their hands: salary, stress, tiredness, among others that may prevent the employee from reaching happiness at work. However, companies with a defined strategy know that it is more cost-efficient to invest in their employees that disregarding their needs.

Here are 5 results companies with happy employees will receive:

  1. More motivated and optimistic employees. Motivation is a fundamental point for productivity, as well as talent retention.
  2. Talent empowerment. Happy employees are employees who develop their talent and give the extra mile because they feel appreciated in the organization.
  3. Fomenting a healthier corporate environment. These employees have a stronger willingness for teamwork, and more energy that can influence others and translate into a better work environment. As part of a cycle, happy employees help propagating and keeping that level of satisfaction in the company.
  4. Valued employees are valuable talents for the company. These are the one that develop their creativity and contribute with ideas for the organization’s growth. They are professional who feel that they can thrive inside the organization.
  5. High sense of belonging. Investing in work happiness is working on the sense of belonging of employees towards their companies. If workers see the company beyond the place where they spend hours of their life to ear a living, it is easier for them to identify with the company’s objectives and carry out their tasks thoroughly and successfully.

The essence of this concept is well defined by  Karina Pérez (https://www.roberthalf.cl/blog/gestion-de-talentos/un-buen-match-entre-candidato-y-empresa-contribuye-la-felicidad-laboral), director at Robert Half -a worldwide recruitment leader company- in Chile, when she states that “in our current world, happiness at work can not be seen as an abstract or just another benefit for workers. On the contrary, it is important to make employees’ happiness one of the organization’s priorities.” This is why companies must consider the importance of guarding not just performance in terms of metrics and products, but also remembering that keeping their employees satisfied and happy will catapult their metrics to success as they will count with more involved and committed people.

 

References:

Un buen match entre candidato y empresa contribuye a la felicidad laboral. (November 8th, 2018). Retrieved from  https://www.roberthalf.cl/blog/gestion-de-talentos/un-buen-match-entre-candidato-y-empresa-contribuye-la-felicidad-laboral 

 

Author: Alejandra Segura Nietzen 


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