We all learned the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This rule (as your mother may have told you) applies in all parts of life and is particularly applicable to cases of employee satisfaction. Employee satisfaction peaks when the workforce is happen and free of negativity. Negativity can spread quickly and can often stem from employees feeling as though the organization has put support of its own interest at the expense of the workforce. If employees feel as though they are being used at the expense of the company negativity can take hold.
Ensuring your employee satisfaction means balancing organization goals with employee goals and ensuring that employees feel that their voices are heard. Mitigating negativity and motivating employees towards organizational goals is an easy and fixed-cost way to ensure employee satisfaction. Public recognition and occasional small employee rewards like small denomination gift cards to popular retailers like Boston Market, The Cheesecake Factory or Whole Foods Market is a great way to boost employee motivation and ultimately employee satisfaction.