25 Apr

A Happy Staff Makes A Productive Business

Posted in Synergy Suggestions on 25.04.14 by John Meloche

Depositphotos_26986651_xsWe’ve been talking a lot about happiness all week long, here on the Synergy Marketing Blog. To be specific, we’ve been discussing the happiness of your employees. Is there a more important element of your business than those who work for you? Of course, your customers mean the world to you. Without them, you’d have no business to run. But without your employees, how would you be able to run it? Keeping them happy is of paramount importance.

On BizFilings.com, it is stated that there are numerous reasons for employees to be unhappy with their jobs. And because of this, many businesses experience high turnover rates. In yesterday’s blog, we detailed a number of reasons that employees may want to leave their jobs in hopes that you may find solutions to a possible high turnover rate at your company. There is, however, one point that we neglected to mention.

Unequal or substandard wage structures. This is a point not be left out. When workers feel that they are not being adequately paid, there is a high probability of them wanting to move on to another job. According to the site, “a new worker may wonder why the person next to him is receiving a higher wage for what is perceived to be the same work. You should have a wage and job evaluation system in place not only so that you are sure to comply with legal requirements, but also to avoid this problem.”

The bottom – and obvious – line is that you don’t want a high turnover at your company. Getting yourself a competent and committed staff will have a huge impact on how successful your business is overall. BizFilings.com lists a number of costs that come with having a high turnover. And, in case you weren’t aware, the costs are plentiful and go a lot further than the financial impact that you may assume is the main issue.

Productivity. The more employees that leave your business, the less productive your business will be. This is because your other workers will have to take on the workload of the workers who have departed. As well, you’ll be forced to replace those former employees with new ones who know less about the job than their predecessors. No matter how you slice it, the higher your turnover, the less your company is able to accomplish.

Money. Here’s the one you may be worried about the most. And while it’s not the only problem your company will encounter by having a high turnover, but it’s certainly one that you can’t avoid. And who likes losing money? BizFilings.com reveals that “you may have to pay employees overtime to get them to take up the slack left by the former employee until a replacement can be found. You may also have to face unemployment claims and pay for the cost of recruiting and hiring a replacement.”

Time. So now you have to go and find new employees to replace your old ones. The site reminds us that you’ll have to spend time advertising your new positions, interviewing new candidates and going through resumes until you’ve found who you’ve been looking for. Do you really want to be spending a lot of time doing that? Let’s not forget the training of your new employees. Simply put, “when you lose a lot of employees, you’re wasting time and money.”

With all of that said, Synergy Marketing takes great pride in the enthusiastic and energetic staff that it has assembled. We do, however, maintain an interest in adding to our team. Are you looking to work in a fun environment where your hard work and dedication will be recognized and appreciated? Do you want to work among others who are motivated and determined at succeeding? Give us a call at 1-877-748-9884.

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23 Apr

5 More Ways To Boost Happiness At Work

Posted in Synergy Suggestions on 23.04.14 by John Meloche

headset womanIn yesterday’s blog, we discussed the importance of having a happy staff. After all, how can one expect to have happy customers if the people serving them aren’t happy themselves? Having happy employees is a necessity in order to have your business be the success that it deserves to be. So how happy is your staff? Taking the time to truly observe and get to know your employees will go a long way in establishing your business as a place where people like to work.

On AllBusiness.com, Jayson DeMers writes that many employees will tell you that they are happy when they really are not. He goes on to list a number of habits to look out for so that you’ll be able to tell if you’ve put together a team of truly satisfied staff members. In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at a few more of those habits. If they are missing among the members of your team, you may want to re-establish the culture of your company’s working environment.

Conserving Company Resources. When an employee is happy, he or she will exhibit examples of truly caring about the company. DeMers writes that happy workers will make efforts to work within budgets and not misuse supplies. They will also work to conserve energy by turning out the lights of rooms where there are no workers. They will see to it that their computers are turned off at the end of their shifts. It is the “small things” such as this that can tell the biggest stories.

Keeping a Clean Work Area. People who take pride in their work stations are quite likely to be among the happiest members of a staff. When workers treat their work stations like personal property and take measures to keep them neat and tidy, it’s a sign of happiness on the job. DeMers writes that “unhappiness is uncleanliness. Cleanliness is a fundamental part of staying healthy, active, productive, and proud of our situations in life.”

Behaving Energetically. Keep in mind that an unhappy attitude is an energy-drainer, notes DeMers. If you have just one unhappy member of your staff, you run the risk of having that person bring down the moods of the people around him or her. It will only reduce the productivity of your company. Positive energy and enthusiasm, on the other hand, are just as infectious. Someone who behaves with a sense of excitement each day is a team member worth keeping around.

Demonstrating an Optimistic Attitude. Keeping your enthusiastic team members around is one thing. But encouraging them to strive towards higher heights is an even better way to guarantee their happiness long-term. Be sure to include them in the goings-on of your business. “Ask for your employees’ thoughts on the company’s current activities,” suggests DeMers, “Listen for negativity and positivity.”

Offering Solutions. All ideas are valuable, insists DeMers. And you should take to heart those that are offered to you by your staff members on the front line. That means those who deal directly with your customers are bound to know best what will truly satisfy them. You’ll want your team to feel confident that they can give you feedback that you’ll consider seriously to help the business. Making your employees feel like their ideas truly count is a great way to keep them happy.

At Synergy Marketing, it’s practically impossible to dampen the enthusiasm of our team members. Our sales staff is made up of very enthusiastic individuals who truly believe in the promotional products that they sell. Don’t be surprised to hear them excitedly tell you about our promo gifts in more energetic ways than your average salesperson. To speak with one of them today, please call 1-877-748-9884. We looking forward to boosting the “happy” at your work place!

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