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HR can help to fight dissatisfaction at work

Learn to detect and increase job satisfaction, which is the principle for talent retention.

Job dissatisfaction is one of the main reasons why many employees decide to leave a company. Learn to timely detect signs of dissatisfaction and what you can do to support employees.

Start by addressing boredom

According to a survey carried out by Korn Ferry, boredom is the main factor behind a person’s decision to look for a new job.

You should analyze boredom on the following three dimensions:

  • Monotonous tasks.
  • Interaction with people.
  • The meaning of work for employees.

Likewise, you should identify those employees who show signs of boredom and find the ways to involve them in different projects and to interact with their colleagues.

Fight job burnout

The excess of work and the little amount of free time to spent with the family and/or for personal activities negatively affects employees, both physically and emotionally.

Burnout employees can lose their sense of purpose by not being able to see the way their work contributes to the company’s growth or mission.

  • Work with the leaders to develop flexible work plans.
  • Promote flexibility and rest.
  • Establish a ‘disconnection form work’ policy.
  • Communicate to employees how their daily work helps to accomplish the company’s mission and always look for ways to align the company’s mission with their personal goals.

Beware of toxic people

Toxic employees can be a serious problem for an organization: they can cause emotional stress, resignations and affect the organizational culture.

  • HR must begin by detecting toxic employees. However, have in mind that a toxic employee is not the same as an employee who might have toxic attitudes.
  • Address the problems directly and as soon as they are detected.
  • Dismissal may also be an option, but you always have to carefully analyze the situation.

Promote employee self-awareness of job satisfaction

  • Have employees analyze their own boredom, their level of connection with the company and their values and goals.
  • Be open to listen to employees’’ complaints and comments about toxic coworkers.
  • Stress and emotions management workshops and financial advice can be useful tools to promote employee satisfaction, in addition to direct support of their work by the company’s leaders. This will increase their economic and emotional responsibility.