Do you see any value in going beyond simply implementing salaries and employee benefits packages? If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t put much thought into a question like that. But the answer may surprise you… you should be doing something more or your top talent will walk out the door.
After more than a year of turmoil, the country is beginning to find normalcy, returning to the way things operated prior to the pandemic. Hiring is on the rise, and combined with labor shortages companies are offering enticing benefit packages, creating a more competitive market for the human resource industry to operate in.
Here are a few ways to keep your employees motivated and satisfied; create flexible hours of operation, offer to close the office early before a holiday weekend or on a Friday in the summer; or try hosting a team outing to bring colleagues together.
Flex hours pro-tip: Create personalized schedules for each employee. The key to successfully accomplishing this is to ensure there is a clear schedule with consistent and transparent communication systems, so that managers know how to find their teams for backup coverage and for internal safety reasons. Furthermore, flex hours allow employees to better balance their professional and personal life.
Early close pro-tip: Offer early close before a holiday weekend or on a spontaneous Summer Friday when the weather is nice. This will give employees the chance to interact outdoors and enjoy some of the vitamin D that the Midwest, and surrounding areas, have been lacking during the winter months.
Company outing pro-tip: Host a company outing. First and foremost ensure the company outing follows the CDC guidelines. Secondly, ensure every employee feels comfortable with face-to-face in-person interaction. To help ease the transition offer an outing that takes place outdoors. Provide food and drinks for employees to relax and catch up with one another after along and isolating year away from the office.
Providing additional benefits will keep morale high and employees happy. After a year of burnout, even just a small gesture of kindness can create a large and lasting impact on the employees who help keep your business intact.
If you’re looking for additional ways to reward, recognize, and acknowledge top talent reach out to a Marketing Innovators specialist today to learn more about our employee engagement services.