Did you know your number one asset is your staff? Business performance comes back to staff productivity.
There is a correlation between how well a business is doing and how they’re treading their staff.
Do you know how your employees would rate your business as a caring employer? Get a good score with this, and not only is your employer brand strong, but it’s sure to improve business output, quality, and staff retention numbers.
This article will look at the quick solutions to showing your staff you care about their experiences with your business.
Morale and Company Culture
Employees with high morale are more likely to work faster, make fewer mistakes, have less or no absenteeism. Plus, happy staff will collaborate with management to share organisational values and achieve goals.
Set your staff up to succeed through being inclusive and communicative. Share the challenges and successes of the company.
Workplace morale can be linked to production volume and quality, as well as workplace safety and security. Staff discerning about their work environment will go out of their way to ensure it’s protected.
Empower your employees to innovate and share their process improvement ideas. Reward any initiative that makes a positive impact on the business.
Create a mission statement, code of conduct and employee incentive programs.
Your onboarding for new staff will include culture training. Plus, all staff need refresher sessions so they stay connected to the company’s core values and objectives.
For example, a fun way to show your staff they mean more to the business than their work rate is regular social events. During such an event, there can be a refresher course on company culture and group brainstorming sessions.
The inclusiveness of sharing ideas for business improvement improves morale and a sense of belonging. We’re all in this together.
Socialising with your employees also sends the message that the company’s culture includes genuine respect for worker wellbeing and happiness.
Lead by example, and your workers will follow.
Remote working is more challenging when it comes to understanding worker satisfaction and overall wellbeing.
While too many meetings are tedious and can be an unproductive use of time. Avoid removing them altogether.
Commit to one-on-one meetings ideally in person, but the video call is the next best option if that’s not possible. Also, hold regular team meetings too.
During team meetings, you can observe worker interactions and team dynamics to gauge how staff feel about each other and the business.
Is your workplace conducive to productivity and worker happiness, or is it hindering progress in some way? Be objective and critical of your workplace to identify where improvements can make a difference to business performance and employee morale.
Equipment, Technology, Utilities
Make sure that your working environment is better than adequate. Does it have great air quality, and is the room temperative conducive to high work productivity?
Are the workstations in good working order, and do workers have enough space to focus on their tasks? What’s the quality of your technology?
Check that your building has high-performance utilities, including Internet connectivity, so lack of access or slow speed is not frustrating your staff and hindering their performance.
What’s the water quality like? It’s important to provide high-quality water so your staff can stay hydrated and wake. There is a correlation between dehydration and tiredness, so you want your workplace to have the best quality drinking water it can afford. There’s more to water than what we drink, too, so assess the services your business is receiving for all its water usage and switch to another business water provider if it makes sense to do so.
For example, make sure that your WC facilities are top-notch. Hygiene first is fundamental to prevent the spread of viruses. Use paper towels in the toilets but make sure they are environmentally friendly.
Climate change affects everyone with extreme weather events, so businesses can prove to their staff they are focused on reducing their carbon footprint and doing what they can to use sustainable products.
Companies need to think more holistically about their staff wellbeing and what they do to show them they care.
Holding regular meetings, improving workplaces and providing staff incentives are just some of the many initiatives available to improve the business from the inside out.