The working world has developed in the past couple of decades. The rise of technology is often credited as being the main driving force behind the shift, but there is another factor at play, too. More and more, companies understand that employees do not want to be treated as robots; they want to be treated as human beings. And they’re taking steps to make sure that that’s the case. Showing your employees you care is not only the right thing to do but will also have a positive impact on your bottom line too.
Give Them Benefits
You should be paying your employees a decent wage, but increasingly, employees are asking for more than just a salary from their jobs. It’s one of the factors that they look at, but it’s not the only one. There are plenty of other things that they’d like from the company they’re working for. For example, are you providing plenty of paid time off? Are they allowed to work from home when they want? Are there perks in the office? These are things that companies don’t have to provide but which can show employees that you care about more than what they bring to your business.
Invest in their Career
The relationship between staff and employer is becoming more symbiotic. They’re not just there to serve you; you should be serving them, too. One of the best ways to do this is to invest in their career. It would be difficult or impossible to think that an employer cared about you if they were keeping you in a dead-end job. So send them on courses, ask them about where they want to go in their career, and all-around encourage them to be the best that they can be. This will primarily benefit your employee, but it’ll have a knock-on effect on your company too, since any training courses you send them will give new skills to your business.
Maintain A Clean and Tidy Workplace
It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the workplace has a big impact on employee morale. If it’s dirty and cluttered, then there’s not much care being shown. And that’s in the best-case scenario. In the time of covid, an unclean workplace could be putting your employees at risk. So make sure that you’re working with a company that provides disinfecting services, and also hire a cleaner to keep everything orderly. As well as showing care for the wellbeing of your staff, doing these things will help to boost productivity… it has been shown that people work better when they’re in a clean and organized environment.
Finally, why not take the time to get to know your employees on a more personal level? While you’ll want to avoid becoming best friends with your staff, knowing about their lives and asking about their families is absolutely fine. You could even organize afterwork drinks as a way for everyone in the office to get to know one another in a non-professional capacity.
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