You searched long and hard to find employees that provide the right fit for your business. The last thing you want after months of training is to have them search for another job. Listed below are a few tips to keep your employees loyal to your business.
With a renewed focus on going green today, hybrid and electric vehicles are on the rise. Having designated parking spaces complete with a level 2 charger will allow your employees to charge their cars while at work. It’s a business perk worth the initial investment.
Enhancing Employee Level of Comfort
Working in an office requires sitting at a desk for many hours each day. As a result, many employees develop carpal tunnel from excessive typing. One way to reduce the risk of losing a valuable asset to the company is to replace traditional keyboards with those that are ergonomic. By allowing proper placement of the wrist and fingers, your employees remain comfortable and more efficient. Ergonomic chairs are also important. With things like built-in lumbar support, adjustable height for the chair and arms, and a swivel feature they prevent fatigue and body aches.
The Value of a Breakroom
Breakrooms encourage employee interaction, helping your staff form lines of open communication. You can have things such as vending machines that provide healthy snacks and beverages, a refrigerator to keep their lunch and condiments cold, and a coffee maker. Seating areas such as round tables with chairs will give them a place to hang out and eat during lunch and breaks. Some break rooms include a television and comfy sofas for relaxing in style after enjoying a meal.
Promoting from Within
One of the best ways to retain qualified employees is to offer room for advancement. Many companies still make the mistake of hiring from outside. While initially, every employee will fall under the latter, once you have qualified individuals, a way to keep them is to encourage company growth. If an employee knows that they can through hard work and achievements climb the corporate ladder they are less apt to leave.
The Benefits Package
Health care can cost hundreds or even thousands each month for an independent policy. Having affordable healthcare for your employees with a reduced out-of-pocket expense is a very attractive benefit for any company. In addition, providing yearly bonuses based on profits and a 401k that you contribute to is also something that will help your business attract the right employees and improve your retention.
With the recent pandemic winding down for many companies, “business as usual” is taking on a new face. Many employees worked from home for many weeks and companies are finding that it works. Allowing your employees to work from home during inclement weather or when they have appointments benefits you.
When your staff works together like a finely oiled machine, you and your employees reap the benefits. Company events like an annual picnic or tickets to a ball game allow for after-hours communication and bonding. Everyone learns about each other and gets to know one another on a personal level.
Growth Through Feedback
By encouraging your employees to make suggestions on ways to improve the office and company performance they feel a part of the team. This will result in business growth and help you improve employee retention.
Many companies already make it a standard practice to encourage their employees through a simple thank-you. When your staff knows that you appreciate their hard work, they will continue to try their best.