Rising living costs have pushed up the average person’s daily stress level, leading employees to expect more support from employers.
Given the latest trend on employee expectations, companies must care for their employers financially, physically, and emotionally. They should build a holistic employee experience through empathetic initiatives. Here are 5 Ways to Make Your Employees Feel Valued:
Organise Activities for Team Bonding
Employee bonding activities are effective ways to build teamwork which is essential for productivity. Organising team lunches or dinners, company trips, and coffee sessions are examples of such activities.
These activities break barriers and uncover interesting characteristics of each team member. The interaction also fosters better communication, transparency, and closeness amongst colleagues, which gives employees a sense of belonging in the organisation.
Give Employees Autonomy
Many companies allow a minimum level of remote work, but organisations should consider practising flexible work schedules.
Although such an arrangement is not for every role, researchers say even non-white-collar employees can be granted more control of their schedules. When employees set their own work patterns for flexible work, they feel more empowered in the workplace.
Promote Employees’ Personal Growth
Most organisations have a plan for employee’s professional growth, but more than half of the employees want opportunities for personal growth too. This can mean anything from career coaching to community service or even language lessons.
Personal growth opportunities help sharpen employees’ learning skills, which can be applied in their professional development. Therefore, companies should add this category of allocation into their learning and development fund.
Instil a Shared Purpose Among Team Members
Employees especially those of the younger generation want to feel invested in their company’s purpose, which is directly related to societal responsibilities.
A great way for organisations to have a shared purpose with employees is to explain their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policy. They should also gather feedback from employees and allow employees to be a part of the ESG initiatives.
Offer Holistic Well-being Benefits
Large corporations offer employee well-being benefits, but not all workers utilise them. There is no simple solution to this, but companies should know different individuals have specific needs that could also change over time.
Managers can work with the HR department to understand each team member’s need and encourage them to leverage the organisation’s offerings.
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