Ask BPHR Advisor: Low Morale

Ask BPHR Advisor: Low Morale 600 338 Balance Point Team

BPHR’s Director Lisa Salcido, SPHR, SHRM-SCP provides answers to your pressing HR questions.

Question: I’ve noticed morale is low, our employees are stressed and missing work, and productivity is down. How can we improve employee engagement?

Answer: Those are all typical signs of disengagement that will negatively impact your business, potentially decreasing revenue. If the employee dissatisfaction is not limited to a bad apple here and there but is widespread, here are some things you can do to energize your employees.

Engaged employees share the company’s vision. Define your company through a mission statement, share department goals, and continually educate employees on your products and services. The more your employees know, the faster they will align with the objectives that you are all working towards.

Connect employees directly with your mission and goals by identifying where they fit in the process. Review job descriptions and evaluate performance regularly. Take the time to make sure each employee knows what they are doing, why they are doing it, and that their role matters. Provide feedback and recognition often. Employees who feel accountable and appreciated are more productive.

Provide the tools and resources employees need to do their job. Hire capable people and invest in their training and development. Knowing that an employer is willing to provide training will attract top talent and build loyalty.

Listen to your employees. The employer/employee relationship should be mutually respectful. Encourage employees to speak freely about any job-related questions, concerns and ideas. When their voices are heard, employees feel more connected to the company and enthusiastic about their job.

Actively working towards correcting employee engagement will improve morale, attendance and productivity which, in turn, positively impacts the overall success of your business. For more ways to boost engagement, I recommend you read our original article: How To Increase Employee Engagement

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A highly engaged workforce is the advantage you need to outperform your competitors. Schedule yourfree phone consultation today to learn how BPHR, Balance Point’s HR consulting service, can help you achieve it.

DISCLAIMER: The material presented on this page is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or legal opinion.

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