You are a business owner, and as the year comes to an end, you are looking for ways to show appreciation to your employees. They have worked all year and have given so much to your success and it is time to show them that you are aware of their hard work.
For most businesses, the goal is to foster an environment of mutual respect that helps the employees to remain happy and encouraged to come back day after day. You can give your staff the treatment that you would have wanted when you were once working for someone. It’s the best way to save your business money, otherwise as you can imagine, you will have a high turnover of staff and you will be constantly wasting money on training expenses. I am sure you are familiar with these concepts.
The trend these days is about providing employees with a certain work life balance. The extent of this ‘balance’ is defined by each company but you shouldn’t endebt yourself for this. This may go into your benefits package, a comprehensive plan that works for both sides of the isle. From the HR software that allows them to request holiday quickly and efficiently to Pizza Friday on you, there is plenty that you can do for them. Shall we explore four ways to make it happen? Let’s go!
Conduct Regular Surveys.
It is not a difficult concept, this one. Your staff are people. They’re not robots that can work at continuously at all times without complaint. They need to be nurtured, so if you want to offer them something to make them more productive and effective, ask them what that would be. Could it be that some staff are supporting children or elderly relatives and want flexible hours? Could it be that working from home is an appealing option? Whatever it is, figure out a way to do it for them and you’ll notice a drastic improvement in their attitude towards their job.
Invest In An Enterprise Resource System.
There is nothing worse for your staff than having to jump from place to place and document to document folder to find the information that they need. As your business grows, invest in an ERP (Enterprise Resource System) that facilitate consolidation. You can make life easier and more efficient for your staff by making everything digital for them. It’ll boost your business if they have the right access to information.
Offer Only The Best.
Can you really expect your staff to work at their best if you’ve provided sub-par technology? Both hardware and software should be as up to date as possible so that they can work to their very best. If there is a problem raised, replace the technology and invest wisely. Your staff can only work as well as their tools.
Be Flexible. You are a boss, but you’re still a person with a personal life. As such, you understand that life happens and outside of our work, we have ‘another’ life. It is important to offer your employees adequate flexibility. Those who appreciate the job will not take it lightly and will even produce more. Flexibility comes in many ways so be attentive to both the needs of your staff and your company.