When it comes to understanding what it takes to attract and retain great employees, it is crucial to be updated with the ongoing work trends. Because in reality, it takes a lot more than a hefty paycheck and good benefits. It takes evolution.
The need for transformational change at the workplace is growing with time and talent. Employees are looking for workspaces that implement change and are willing to go the extra mile when it comes to being flexible, accommodating and have an irresistible workplace culture.
When you think about workplace culture, the settings an employee is placed in, is conducive to the work he/she produces. A workplace culture that incites joy, makes it easy to adapt and as a constant source of encouragement, it leads to more productive work and motivation.
An irresistible workplace culture is hard to come by, not because we have preconceived notions about workplace rules but because joy at the workplace is hard to find when employees feel like they aren’t being heard or acknowledged enough. Hence, having an open-door policy to showcase transparency and address concerns fosters better relationships. Moreover, treating your employees as human beings and not just a means to an outcome creates a context to have meaningful conversations.
We live in a world dominated by technology which makes it easy to connect and work in sync other teammates even if they don’t share the same space. Flexible working hours, where a work-life balance is easy to navigate, is key to improved retention. Because working from where, when and how one wants empowers employees, it is a valuable bonus.
Ultimately all of these changes lead to the attracting great talent, retention and motivation. Hence, embracing change despite the fear, uncertainty or perceived difficulty might rock the boat but makes it worth the while. There’s always a better way to run a company but focusing on empowering your employees while nurturing great talent is seen to pay off in the long run.