The key to a successful company is one that takes good care of its employees. When looking for ways to boost productivity, it’s important to consider the benefits employees receive and how you can further improve those benefits. Creating a positive work environment begins with building a good work culture within the company. But, how can this be done?
Building a good work culture begins with providing opportunities for employees, such as training programmes, reskilling and upskilling workshops, and team-building exercises. These activities help your employees hone and develop their skill sets, ultimately creating a positive work environment. When working in a positive environment, employees will feel a sense of belonging which boosts loyalty towards the company.
A good work culture also stems from a company’s ability to encourage teamwork amongst its employees which boasts unity, while maintaining healthy and pleasant interactions within the workplace. Sharing organisational values with employees and supporting them throughout their careers will drive employees to work towards bettering the organisation. Here are some ways you can motivate your employees and attract new talent:
Perks and Benefits for Employees
1. Workplace Wellness
Providing employees with a comfortable workspace, such as napping areas, free food and snacks, and creativity zones, will increase their motivation and enhance productivity Other benefits, such as mental health programmes, orthodontists, medical claims, and gym memberships should also be provided for their mental and physical well-being.
2. Reskilling and Upskilling
Certification and licensure exams should be free for employees as it equips them with new skills, allowing them to play a more versatile role in the company and improve their existing skills to apply for higher positions. They should also be motivated to pursue their hobbies and other interests as these activities greatly contribute to their happiness and overall work productivity.
3. Office Parties
Office parties give employees the opportunity to socialise with one another and get to know investors and partners. Through these ‘out of office’ interactions, employees form good relationships with their colleagues and people within the organisation — creating a network of talented individuals!
4. Additional Leave and Work-from-Anywhere Policies
Women should be entitled to paid maternity leave, as they need time off to recover from pregnancy and menstrual leave. en, on the other hand, should also be given paternity leave to help out. In addition, given that people nowadays live very hectic lifestyles, it would be more convenient to have a work from anywhere/home policy to give employees the option to work from home when they need to. Employees should also be entitled to leave when they need it and to spend time with their families on special occasions for them to maintain a healthy work-life balance, as it is important for employees to have a life outside of work.
5. Extra Allowances
Commuting from home to the workplace can be tiring and costly for employees, especially those who don’t live near the office. Therefore, as an employer, you should provide travel allowances, such as parking, Touch ‘n go, and public transportation passes, to lessen their travelling burden. You should also provide meal allowances for employees during work hours, especially if they are working overtime.
Creating Bonds That Last
It is crucial that employees get along and are able to have positive interactions with one another and form good relationships. You can encourage your employees to bond by hosting team-building activities, both offline and online:
1. Online Activities
One way that you can do this is to provide games for your employees to play, so they can interact and get to know one another better. Online games such as escape room, draw and guess, werewolf, and two truths and one lie, can help to break the ice among new and existing employees. Dedicating bi-weekly gaming sessions will help employees unwind and form lasting friendships.
2. Offline Activities
Some outdoor bonding activities include outings that allow employees to escape the office, every now and then. These outings could be glamping sessions, scavenger hunts, karaoke nights, and more. There are other bonding activities where employees can learn from one another and sharpen their skills. Activities like painting classes, yoga sessions, and volunteer work help to motivate employees to bond in person and give back to society in the process.
By providing and upgrading all of these benefits, it can attract more people to work for your company while also keeping existing employees happy. Thus, increasing employee retention and employee well-being.
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