Tips for Improving Worker Morale

Tips for Improving Worker Morale

Each staff member’s level of job satisfaction is important to the success of your company. Happy employees are generally more loyal, engaged, efficient and committed than workers who suffer from low morale. There are a few simple steps you can take to create a more positive work environment and increase the job satisfaction of your staff. 

Provide Adequate Training

Lack of training can cause employees to experience frustration. Everyone wants to feel like they are making a valuable contribution, and as an employer, you need to ensure that your staff members are set up for success.

Invest the time and resources into training new hires. By making sure new employees can perform their jobs well, everyone wins. The employees feel satisfied because they can do their jobs more effectively, and the company benefits from higher production levels.

Follow-up courses and conferences are also important. Employees are happiest when they feel like they are gaining knowledge and skills. They also feel more valued when they see the company is willing to invest in them.

Provide Opportunities for Promotion

Nobody wants to feel stuck in a dead-end job. One policy that can help is to always promote from within. When there are opportunities for advancement within a company, employees feel encouraged to know that hard work can help them achieve a higher position. 

Offer Rewards to Employees

If promotions aren’t possible within your organization, other reward systems can also work. For example, rewarding employees for meeting and exceeding work quotas can boost motivation and help employees feel successful and valued.

Even verbal praise can help employees feel appreciated. Positive reinforcement has been shown to increase worker engagement, loyalty and productivity. Happy employees are one of the keys to a successful company. A system that offers both training and rewards can help …

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Facts About Electronic Waste

Facts About Electronic Waste

When thinking about electronic waste, one’s mind may go directly to cell phones, laptops, and computers. However, it is much more than that because it includes anything with a battery or a plug. Most people outside of the electronics recycling industry may be surprised to learn what the biggest e-waste categories are and the current state of this type of waste in the US.

Categories

There are ten different types of electronic waste. The first type is major appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and washing machines. The second category is small appliances, including blenders and vacuum cleaners, and the third category is telecommunication and computer appliances, which include telephones, cell phones, and computers. Consumer electronics cover musical instruments, televisions, and audio equipment, while fluorescent lights, incandescent light bulbs, and gas-discharge lamps are part of the lighting devices category. 

The sixth type of e-waste is electronic and electrical tools such as table saws, leaf blowers, and power drills. Even leisure and toys, including sports equipment, electronic toys, and models, are considered e-waste. The eighth category is medical devices, which includes all medical equipment except implants. Monitoring devices make up the ninth category and consist of laboratory equipment, detectors, and thermostats, and the final category is vending machines. With such a large variety of waste that comes with a battery or a plug, it is no wonder that proper disposal can be a challenge.

Disposition

Most American households currently own almost 25 electronic devices, which is not too surprising considering they spent over $70 billion on communication and telephone equipment alone in 2019. Even after adjusting for inflation, this is almost five times more than what they spent on the same devices in 2010. As technology advances and new electronic devices become more convenient and efficient, Americans throw out the …

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