No one likes the stress of job hunting, and the last thing people want is a CV full of short employment stints and unexplained gaps because they can’t settle. Equally, a professional company doesn’t want a reputation for losing staff left, right and centre, or the hassle of constantly having to find new employees. Job satisfaction is the number one way to secure the long term commitment of your workers. Indeed, a happy workforce is a productive workforce, and a productive workforce helps to drive higher profit, making it a win win situation for all parties concerned.
Here is a simple breakdown of why fostering a positive business environment is so important, and a few of the most achievable yet effective ways to make it a reality.
You want a workforce that is willing to go the distance, but no one wants to feel trapped in the same stagnant role throughout the duration of their career. Offering staff an opportunity to seek promotion can dramatically increase motivation. Alternatively, you could put them through training;
the acquirement of new skills a great way for them to expand their role and boost their CV.
A recent survey carried outby Citation Employment Law Experts looked into why UK employees leave their job within the first year. A staggering 70% of 18-24 year olds gave bad management as the reason they quit, whilst 73% of 45-54 year olds cited a hostile working environment as themotivation behind their departure. Good management, and an office that encourages open dialogue, is clearly important to a lot ofpeople, and its effect on morale should not be underestimated. A business that is well organised and run with positivity is far more likely to hold onto its staff. No one should feel pushed out of a job by a toxic atmosphere or a culture of bullying.
With our lives busier than ever, the ability to work independently is a deciding factor for more and more people when it comes to choosing a job. By offering people flexible hours, tailor-made contracts, and the option to work from home where appropriate, your potential pool of staff will increase significantly, and fewer people will feel forced to depart if their commitments or living
A fair wage
There’s nothing worse than feeling undervalued, especially when it comes to your pay packet. A fair wage that increases along with inflation should be the minimum standard, with additional pay rises and annual bonuses an excellent way to show appreciation for the members of staff who go aboveand beyond.
The financial stability coupled with the show of gratitude will prove a major incentive to stick around.