What is quiet quitting? Quiet quitting is a relatively new term that is used to describe when employees disengage from work and only complete the bare minimum job requirements necessary to keep their job. Losing the desire to go above and beyond in the work environment is becoming common; however, there are ways to help prevent quiet quitting and keep your employees engaged.
Provide Benefits and Compensation
78% of employees said that they would stay with a company if they provided good benefits. Offering benefits to employees makes them feel valued by the company and more likely to stick around. The types of benefits employees’ value most may depend on industry, location, income, and employee age so offering variety of benefits options is important.
Employees also need to feel that they are being fairly compensated for their work. If you are unsure how your employees’ salaries compare to the competition, it may be worthwhile to do some research. Helpside offers salary surveys to clients who are interested in seeing how their compensation strategy stacks up.
Listen to Your Employees
Taking the time to listen to what your employees have to say can prevent quiet quitting. Conducting regular one-on-one meetings with employees can help you better understand how employees are feeling about their work and address any concerns before they snowball into bigger issues. When speaking with employees, it is important for managers to validate employees’ feelings and work together to find a solution. When managers are dismissive of employees’ concerns, quiet quitting may occur.
Employees want to be recognized for their hard work and accomplishments. If employees know that their managers will acknowledge their efforts, they will be motivated to go above and beyond. Research shows that employees stay around two years longer at companies that acknowledge their hard work.
Here are some simple ways to provide recognition to your employees:
- Provide a bonus or increase in pay
- Give small prizes or gifts
- Provide additional paid time off
- Recognize employees on social media
- Say “Thank you” in person or with a handwritten note.
While quiet quitting may be a new term, unengaged employees have been around forever. Use these strategies to keep your employees engaged and prevent quiet quitting in your workplace.