Employees always wish to have a safe, happy and constructive workplace along with wellness and healthcare benefits. Even if you deliver all that, is it enough to keep them engaged in 2019?
According to Allan Kohll at Forbes, employees’ desires and demands have evolved, and it can be challenging for companies to keep up. Kohll also said, “employers are bombarded with a wide range of trendy tips for keeping different generations of workers happy.” But when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent, employers need to understand what employees really want from a company. Besides competitive pay and good benefits, there are many other overlooked desires that are more important than a paycheck, according to Kohll.
Here are some of the things that may help HR Tech transform your company in 2019.
1. Learning and Development – Employees’ learning and development should be part of companies’ concern, a way of showing and letting the employees learn new knowledge in technology that will help them develop their skills. Conducting/hosting events, training, team buildings and getting motivational speakers that will entice the employees to do their best in every task they do.
Avery Phillips said in one of his articles in The HR Tech Weekly – “If your company does hire a speaker, look at it as an investment in your employees. By investing in employees, the company is showing that you care about them and their work.” There are many ways to show your employees appreciation, and having a good motivational speaker come in is just one tool. – Avery Phillips, The HR Tech Weekly
Steve Gilliland mentioned in his article, 4 benefits Of Hiring a Motivational Speaker that, “motivation is what influences, drives and keeps your employees focused on their goals.” An accomplished motivational speaker has the ability to boost the morale and up the energy level of your workforce. – Steve Gilliland, Hall of Fame Speaker
2. Health and Wellness Benefits – A weak and unhealthy employee cannot perform their work well, which is not good for your company. Employees’ mental and physical well-being is one of the company’s responsibilities and onsite health care can address this concern.
According to NATIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR of MARATHON HEALTH, Dr. Michael Huang – “Bringing healthcare professionals and services to employee populations through worksite health centers has the power to spark a significant change in employee engagement with health services.” He also points out that, “through regular interactions with patients, clinicians at worksite healthcare centers are provided with the resources and environment to take the time to coach employees through their unique healthcare journeys, without the added cost.” Employers who have implemented onsite healthcare services for their employees are reaping the benefits. – Dr. Michael Huang, Healthcare Global
3. Sexual Harassment Training – Sexual Harassment has been a big issue in some companies. Employees’ safety is another situation on which companies should focus.
In California, a new sexual harassment law was issued in 2018 which requires all companies with five or more employees to provide sexual harassment training both supervisory and non-supervisory position. The law is effective Jan. 1, 2019, so the initial training should take place between Jan. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2020. – California Employers Association
This law is going to require all employers—large and small—to look at their calendars and figure out when they can train their supervisors and employees in 2019 (to meet the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline). – California Employers Association
This law would be a great breakthrough if implemented in all US States.
4. Recognition for Good Work – Giving rewards or bonuses for a job well done. An award or bonus for exceptional performance will help make a motivated employee.
“Everyone likes to be rewarded for a job well done. At the end of each week, month, or year, award employees or groups who work exceptionally well together. By doing so, you’ll be showing appreciation and also promoting great work.” – Jade Anderson, Association for Talent Development On top of improved work ethic, studies have shown that over 80 percent of employees who work in workplaces with reward or recognition programs are more content with their jobs and happier at work. – Jade Anderson
“Well-established in psychology literature and touted by management experts for decades, the principles of recognition, rewards and reinforcement are linked to higher levels of motivation, engagement and productivity, lower turnover and the ability to attract and retain top talent,” says Dr. David Ballard, Assistant Executive Director for Organizational Excellence at the Washington, D.C.
5. Unique Benefits to offer – Design perks and benefits different from other companies. Think of something that will be effective and going to be your company’s trademark, something that will address their specific needs and desires.
“One of the very effective ways is creating personalized perks that will help each of your employees in the way that is best for them. Tailoring the way you show gratitude for their effort is very thoughtful, and after all, it is small things that make people feel appreciated, and recognizing their effort and hard work is very important in creating a healthy, humane work environment.” – Your Training Edge
The above-mentioned employee investment strategies are the things that will create satisfied and happier employees, the people who are motivated and excited to go to work, they become more attached and concerned to the company they work in. Motivated employees create a positive work environment, positive work environment gives productive employees, productive employees will result in a successful company.