Running a successful business can’t happen without employees who are willing to do the work. Happy employees are often more productive which means the business has the best chance at growth. So, how do you keep your employees happy?

There are many ways you can ensure your employees are happy at work. Take a look at these simple tips.

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Many employees work around families at home and need employers to be flexible. You may find that employees have to take time off to be with sick kids at home or need to leave work abruptly for emergencies. You can offer your employees more flexible hours so they can make up for hours lost when they need to.

It can also help some employees to work from home. If this option is available to your employees it can mean they can be flexible enough to attend to matters at home while still maintaining production levels.


Your employees need the right tools for the job. If your employees are trying to produce work with old tools that slow them down, it can be miserable. Make sure your employees have everything they need to get the job done quickly and professionally.

For workers in construction this can mean the right machinery or for workers in retail, it could mean an innovative merchant service. Be sure to set aside a budget that allows you to invest in tools for your employees.


You should always reward your employees for good work. It’s important that your employees know that their work is appreciated and valued. When employees know that they’re appreciated, they’re more likely to go above and beyond to work towards the vision of the business.

You can reward your employees in many ways. A simple face-to-face thank you is enough for many people. However, you can also reward them with individual gifts or team days out. Let them know they’re doing a good job and watch production soar.

Time Off

Encourage your workers to take vacation time. Many workers end up using allocated holiday days to sort out everyday life events and neglect to take dedicated time to rest. Rest is vital for employees to be healthy and happy.

Talk to your employees about rest time and making sure to make the most of the vacation days they’re entitled to. You may want to think about trialing four day weeks. Many businesses have found that employees are happier and production levels stay the same.

Employee Community

Your employees should be a team and the team should be able to function with little input from you. You can encourage community in the workplace by allowing your employees to gather in communal areas together. It’s also a good idea to organize team meetings in the work environment and team get togethers outside of work.

If your employees always have someone to turn to when they need some input on their work, it can help to lower stress levels.

Originally Published on https://www.breakfastleadership.com/

Michael D. Levitt Chief Burnout Officer

Michael D. Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout consulting firm. He is a Keynote speaker on The Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting and Burnout. He is the host of the Breakfast Leadership show, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, a Fortune 500 consultant, and author of his latest book BURNOUT PROOF.