As a business owner, one of the keys to getting the most out of your employees is to ensure their morale is high. As the saying goes, a happy worker is a productive worker. In this article, we’ll take a look at five ways to increase the levels of employee satisfaction in your workplace, from accommodating work-life balance to utilising the knowledge of Dynamics consultants for your ERP or CRM implementation.
1. Work-life balance
Always consider an employee’s work-life balance. Remember, employees are more than just resources to be deployed as you choose; they have lives and schedules outside of work. What’s more, those lives and schedules will vary from employee to employee. Some may have kids that need to be picked up from school, or a medical condition that requires regular trips to the doctor. Whatever the case, an employer needs to be flexible. Let employees work from home on occasion, or allow them to make up for missed hours in another way. Consider allowing them limited access to social networking websites such as Facebook, too; while they can be distracting, they’re also indispensable tools used for managing the affairs of their daily lives.
In Australia, there are various types of employment arrangements. In this article, we’ll look at a few of these, from full-time employment (office workers, for example) to casual employment (bar staff, for example) and contractors (Microsoft Dynamics consultants, for example).
In Australia, a full-time worker is one that works at least 35 hours per week. This usually involves five eight-hour days (with one half hour to hour lunch break per day), though hours can vary — eight 12-hour days per fortnight, for example. Full-time workers also receive entitlements including annual leave, sick leave and long-service leave.