Four ways forward to a happy workplace

Aside from giving everyone the day off, what’s the single most effective way to ensure happiness in the workplace?

A dress-down day can add informality and ease tensions. Extra long lunch breaks on a Friday always go down exceedingly well.

HR-2-smallBut as HR professionals know, it’s only a combination of different elements that can truly instil confidence and contentment in employees.

So let’s look at four ways to help make everyone happy while they work.


Offer a warm welcome

Where better place to begin than right at the start: the job interview?

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Stop your stars from wandering

Bosses everywhere want to keep their top employees happy. As happy as Pharrell Williams opening his royalty cheques.

That’s because when you’re happy, you’re not only doing great work but likely to stick around for longer.

Executive-2-smallAny manager worth their salt knows building a dream team is tough if your line-up keeps changing.

And when the cost of replacing an employee comes in at more than £30,000, it’s no wonder good staff are worth their weight in gold: they need to be treasured, polished and allowed to shine.

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Take steps in the right direction

Dancing. It takes skill, patience and whole lot of practice to ensure everyone stays in formation and knows what they’re expected to do.

It’s much like HR, in fact.

HR-1-smallWhere the most valuable asset of any company is its people, retention of staff is crucial. Equally, so is defining roles so that the entire team moves and operates like a perfectly choreographed line dance.

Achieving this means delivering training, learning and professional development for all employees, from new recruits to upper management.

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