Work with their employees
When it comes to making employees lives easier, the number one thing a boss can do is be understanding. Not every employee is trying to get one over on there boss. Sometimes listening to their employees concerns and complaints can help make a more enjoyable work environment for the employees and even the boss. You spend 1/3rd of your life working. 90,000 hours on average for a lifetime. Why wouldn't the employers want their employees to be happy. The suggestions that the employees come up with may benefit the company as well, not just the employees so make sure you take them into consideration.
Clocking in and out
A hassle for most employees is clocking in and out. Numerous times, people find that they have been underpaid or in the rare case over paid because they forget to clock in and out on certain times even though they have been at work their allotted shift. High tech companies offer time tracking software that keep tabs on the employees work times, start and end. Making their lives easy and less stressful knowing that when their shift starts they will be paid until it fully ends can help alleviate the stress that brings into their job.
Pay their worth
Pay your employees what they are worth for doing the particular job they are performing. They shouldn't be allowed to make less than what they are worth but not more than they deserve for the job they are performing. Making sure the employees are worth their job description is important for them to feel appreciated and happy coming to work. A happy employee is a good employee.
Let your employees work
Micromanaging your employees may seem like a positive thing, ensuring they get their work done in a timely manner. However, micromanaging your employees can make them feel like they aren't trust worthy of doing the job they were hired for properly. Taking a step back and letting them do their job is a great way to lower the hostility between works and their relationship to their job. If they feel they are trusted to do their job without worrying about their boss checking over their shoulder, they will be more inclined to have a more productive work day than dragging their feet.
Not everyone takes the job they do because they are passionate about their career. Sometimes its due to the inability to get a career in the field they want or just the need for an income source to pay the bills and live. Giving incentive plans to your employees can help them feel like they have more of a future in the business than just a normal 9-5 job. Different retirement fund set ups, health care coverage, and even promotional giveaways for excellent work by an employee such as employee of the month. Giving your workers an outing with the business would be a nice way to cut the tension and help the employees cut loose with their bosses. Make sure it stays professional, you still need to keep the respect level high between your subordinates.
Work isn't just work
Making sure your employees have a nice work environment can help increase productivity. Keeping incentive bonus for them and giving them things to look forward to will help keep the motivation high and help people find the job more attractive if they haven't had any reason to take the job in the first place besides a steady salary or income. Helping show employees they are respected is something that can't be taken away from them.