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How to Keep Your Staff Happy 
by taking a leaf out of someone else’s book
Happy staff are productive staff
Happy staff are productive staff 
Unhappy staff rarely do their best work
We should all know that…
clear expectations 
supportive management 
autonomy (where appropriate) 
fair pay 
We should all know that…
…are basic ways to keep your staff happy 
clear expectations 
supportive management 
autonomy (where appropriate) 
fair pay 
We should all know that…
Dissatisfied staff can be massively unproductive
And having to keep taking on new staff is a costly business in lost time for any company 
Dissatisfied staff can be massively unproductive
But can employers go the extra mile for their staff?
Here are a few examples of initiatives that companies have in order to keep morale and productivity high
1. Are you sure?
After training at Zappos, new employees are offered $1,000 to leave if they think they’re not a good fit for the company
This should solve the problem of hiring someone who’s not a good fit for you
2. Feel welcome
Empowered Presentations encourage their new employees to make biographies so they can introduce themselves 
Hi!
3. Get involved
Infusionsoft employees are encouraged to give feedback: 
Talk to the CEO 
Weekly ‘huddles’ 
Monthly meetings
ENGEO Inc. cares what its employees think… 
40 
feedback surveys 
Annual ‘Team idea think session’
Simon La Fosse at 
La Fosse Associates 
has a monthly grilling from employees
4. Working Environment
Vynamic asks employees to avoid emailing between 10pm and 6am during the week, and at all at weekends
Vynamic asks employees to avoid emailing between 10pm and 6am during the week, and at all at weekends
At Flexjobs as long as you get the work done, you can work whenever and however you like!
Once a year 
Software Advice encourages their employees to work remotely from anywhere in the world for a month
5. Give something back
PPR Travel Nursing have ‘Thank you Thursdays’ 
where employees send 
thank you cards to 
co-workers and customers
where employees send 
thank you cards to 
co-workers and customers 
PPR Travel Nursing have ‘Thank you Thursdays’
Employees at westMONROE can take 24 paid hours per year to volunteer as part of the company’s 1+1+1 program, donating: 
1% 
time 
1% 
talent 
1% 
profit
His company also donates 1% of profits 
to charity 
And remember Simon La Fosse?
6. Treat yourself
Tate Recruitment like to thank their staff with a little culinary treat here and there
Even Slideshare has plenty to offer with lunches and snacks provided every day
(But don’t worry, because they also have gym facilities available for all staff. 
So it won’t go straight to your hips…)
7. Expand your horizons
Employees at 
westMONROE 
write a letter to themselves saying where they aim to be (professionally and personally) in three years’ time
BBMG give their employees two accounts: 
$500 
$500 
professional development 
inspiration 
(specific to your job title) 
(personal growth)
Work five years at Ruby Receptionists and have a paid five-week sabbatical
And! 
To get themselves ready, employees receive coaching and $1,000 to use on their pursuit
8. And relax!
According to Dixon Schwabl, it’s a paid day off 
Best birthday present?
Veterans United will look after your kids one night every three months to give parents a night to themselves
Are you a member of staff? 
Why not ask your boss for a couple of these to implement in your workplace
Are you the boss? 
Think about how you can make your staff happier without spending too much cash
Sources 
Daily Worth 
Yahoo Finance

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