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June 11, 2021 Haeli Harris

How to Improve Employee Morale

8 ways to measure and improve employee morale at the office

If you’re wondering how to improve employee morale, you’ve come to the right place. Employee morale is one of the most asked-about topics in the world of company culture.

High morale only occurs when employees feel taken care of and appreciated. And because this past year has been filled with stressful distractions, ensuring your employees are getting the support they need to be their best selves each day is more important than ever.

We talked to some Human Resources professionals to see how they measure and improve employee morale at their offices. 

 Ideas to improve morale


In the video below, you’ll see how these HR managers and wellness directors are hard at work keeping morale high in their offices. Their methods vary, but there are some key similarities in their morale boosting tactics.

Related: What is Company Culture (And Does it Matter?)


Proven Ideas to Boost Employee Morale


How to Measure Morale

Is it possible to measure happiness? That’s up for debate. But our HR experts know that a little data can go a long way. Regular employee satisfaction surveys are key.

To improve employee morale in the workplace, you have to start with some measurements. Start with employee satisfaction surveys as well as the top contributors to employee happiness.

With a combination of multiple choice questions and open-ended questions, these surveys allow management teams to understand what’s working and not working for their employees.

In the video, you’ll see how these HR experts run their employee surveys and the kinds of questions they ask.


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8 Easy Employee Morale Boosters

We asked our wellness leaders what they do to improve employee morale.

Their ideas run the gamut from big fun parties to little treats at work that make a big difference. Here are some of the ideas  below:

  • Ask for Feedback
  • Train managers to coach & encourage employees
  • Employee appreciation – Summer picnic party
  • Employee appreciation – Ice cream truck at work
  • Employee appreciation – Cash-filled pinatas
  • Employee appreciation – Massage at work programs
  • Assure employees have the resources to do their job well
  • One-on-ones

Related: How to Boost Employee Morale in 2021

Post-COVID Ideas

Did you know you could get all that and more from an Employee Assistance Program? Call us 800-556-2950 to learn more!

Nivati takes a holistic approach to mental and physical health, offering so much more than just counseling. Instead of only providing care when your team is in crisis, we’re here anytime, anywhere, providing preventative care through stress-relief, connection and support. It’s just another thing that makes us the un-EAP.

Call today 1-800-556-2950 or Request a demo of our wellness app.


Haeli Harris

Haeli Harris, LMFT is the Lead Counselor at Nivati. She has been practicing as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2014. Haeli has experience working as a therapist in private practice settings, residential facilities, outpatient treatment care, schools, and telehealth.

Licenses, Certifications & Memberships
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, UT
Registered Yoga Teacher 200
Trauma Conscious Yoga (2021)
Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies, University of Utah
Master's of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Northcentral University

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