What employees want from a workplace
The key purpose of having a job, as we all know, is to be paid for your time. Although, this isn’t the only thing that employees are looking for when finding a new opportunity. Salary is certainly a factor, but here are some other things to think about when offering roles to candidates.
An attractive work environment can boost morale, and motivate your staff to be the best that they can be. Ideally, companies should strive for a working space that employees enjoy spending time in, and can be in a positive mindset when they are there. It’s also important that your employees can have a laugh and enjoy their working day, you don’t need to be serious 100% of the time.
An employee benefit doesn’t mean salary, but it can mean an OTE or annual bonus. Other benefits can be to do with transport, wellbeing or work-life balance such as a discounted gym membership, child-care vouchers or rail loans.
Employees feeling valued is another important factor to job satisfaction and workplace wellbeing. It may seem like a small thing to an employer, but knowing that your hard work means something and is noticed by superiors can really change the way an employee feels about their contribution.
You will find some employees who just want to come in and serve a purpose, but the majority of your workforce will want to move forward and strive to achieve different goals. The more that you can help or guide your employees the better. This might mean setting up a mentoring scheme for new starters, or employees who have moved from another role. It could also mean setting up lunch and learn sessions to skill-share, or sending your staff on appropriate training.
Our final point would be to keep an open flow of communication from senior management, all the way down to your most junior member of staff. You want your employees to know that their thoughts and feedback is welcome, and acted upon and communication is key.
If you need help promoting what your company does to ensure employees are happy, or if you are looking to join a company that can offer you what you want from a workplace, get in touch on 01223 868445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.