Businesses that foster happiness among their hourly workers are not only doing the right thing, they can benefit financially. It’s no secret that when satisfied employees stick around it eliminates the costs of employee turnover. Employee satisfaction that leads to less turnover is a win for everyone involved.
Open communication goes a long way in helping hourly workers feel connected. From a simple thank you for a job well done, to an open-door policy that encourages employees to seek advice as needed. A little bit of effort goes a long way.
There are plenty of tips for managing hourly workers, such as giving your employees a say in the scheduling process and taking into account their time off requests. When employers are open to input, employees feel more engaged and connected to their job.
Today’s hourly workers are looking for higher wages, as can be expected, but there are other non-monetary ways to appease them. Simple offerings such as a predictable work schedule and a positive work culture are very well received.
For companies looking to retain your hourly staff, following these simple guidelines will set a great foundation for the future.