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What Employees Want



You value your employees and what your employees want. So, you do your best to keep them happy and working hard for you for as long as possible. How is that done? Well, you could give them more money, but that would be expensive. Fortunately, paying a higher wage is not the only way to stay on their good side.

Lightsource HR came up with four examples of things American employees want that won’t break the bank:

  1. Recognition
  2. Potential for Growth
  3. Respect
  4. Teamwork

Almost every employee on your staff, regardless of rank, craves recognition. Therefore, you should do your best to show them your appreciation. Praise individuals and teams during meetings, in company newsletters, on social media or at year-end and holiday get-togethers. Create tangible awards to give them so they can present their accomplishments proudly. By identifying accomplishments during meetings or in company newsletters, you’re letting them know that you and your managers are engaged and looking for employees to go the extra mile.

Potential for Growth

Most people admit that no matter what level of success they have achieved in their life, they want more. After all, people want to wake up each day knowing there are opportunities for growth, and that they haven’t maxed out their potential. Fortunately, there’s a lot of work to be done and you wouldn’t mind delegating. Right? Offer the trusted members of your staff the opportunity to take on more responsibilities and try new things and they are likely to reward you by forming a newfound interest in the business.


Leadership requires a mindfulness of your actions and the impact those actions have on the emotions of others. There’s no quicker way to discourage your staff than by disrespecting or antagonizing them, but you don’t have to yell at an employee show them to do that. Perhaps the most commonly overlooked manifestation of disrespect is micromanagement. Respectful leaders enable their staff by presenting them with chances to exceed expectations, by providing them with all of the information they need up front, and by listening carefully to what they have to say.


Most employees appreciate working in groups toward a common goal. Therefore, wiser organizations set attainable goals and expectations well in advance of the deadline. From there a game plan will be formulated to maximize the team’s effort and create harmony among its members. Communication is key and every person must be up-to-date on the latest information in order to act in the best interest of your company.

Lightsource HR Knows What Employees Want

Lightsource HR is a professional employer organization. We help businesses of all shapes and sizes manage the various HR functions they struggle with every day.

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Marianela Small

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Marianela has over 20 years of experience in the Sales Administration and Customer Service industry. Her experience in the satellite communication field fueled her development of specialized selling strategies. Marianela’s customer-focused nature and drive to solve clients’ issues and concerns has solidified relationships with many key customers, even in times of economic uncertainty and market instability.
Marianela holds a graduate degree (Bachelor of Science and Business Administration) from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico and received an associate degree in Business English from Florida Atlantic University (FAU).
Marianela enjoys spending time with her family and getting outside for recreation. In her free time, she volunteers with the autistic community and attends Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) classes to further her knowledge of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Shawn Stutz

Division President

Shawn is a business administrative processes and employee benefit expert who has helped companies navigate the complexity of their hiring initiatives domestically and globally. As an expert in the HR and payroll field for almost a decade, Shawn has advised companies in many industries on their expansion plans.

Shawn started his career in sales and business development and spent several years with notable PEOs. He was a frequent Presidents Club winner and moved into sales leadership roles over six years ago before joining LightSource as the Division President.

As a PEO veteran Shawn recognized the need for an additional level of service and in 2019 single handedly built the current LightSource EOR offering.

Shawn’s first career after college was playing professional baseball for the Tampa Bay Rays where he learned teamwork skills that assisted him in building the world class team and service that’s LightSource Global today.

When Shawn is not building his EOR empire, he loves spending time with his wife and four children, traveling, playing sports, enjoying fine dining, and collecting red wines from all over the world.