It’s been said that employees are a company’s most valuable asset and the last thing any business wants is to lose one. Taking time and resources to invest in an employee not only demonstrates a commitment to growing your employees, but it serves as an investment in your company, too.
Enhancing your workplace culture and reducing turnover are just a few benefits of investing in your employees. So how do you do that? Keep reading to see a few simple ways.
Top-level management is known for putting in long hours, but that shouldn’t be the expectation for all employees (or you, for that matter). Having a balanced work and life culture will go far when it comes to investing in employees.
Ensure that employees’ time-off requests are honored within reason, encourage annual vacation time and avoid frequent requests for overtime if possible.
When you honor your employees as a whole...
During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the number of employees working online has more than doubled, jumping from 31% to 62% in one three-week span alone.
As businesses begin to slowly re-open across the country, many executives are expecting to make this more of a permanent transition, so we all have lessons to learn and apply longterm.
According to one survey, 74% of managers who recently shifted to a remote work environment expect at least 5% of their former in-house employees to continue working from home even after the pandemic ends.
This is good news in some ways as remote workers have the benefits of more freedom, but the negative side is not having a team in an office space to engage with one another and keep morale high.
Whether you plan to adopt a remote work environment on a full or even partial basis, maintaining morale is critical. Traditional team building ideas that worked in the past will require tweaks to keep workers...