An engaged workforce is a productive one. What’s one way to engage your team? By investing in your workplace.
Right now, employee retention is crucial. Talent can be hard to come by and with so many employers upping their game with what’s on offer for employees, the competition is fierce. Investing in your workplace is a crucial step in supporting your team members and the company as whole. Trust us, it’ll save you valuable time and money in the long run.
Need convincing? According to TechJury, companies that report a high level of employee engagement are 21% more profitable. On top of this, they found that employees who are engaged are 38% more likely to have an above-average level of productivity. Bonus.
So how can your workplace enhance and maintain employee engagement? Here’s our top suggestions.
1. BE INCLUSIVE
Catering to all needs within the workplace is crucial to keep engagement high. Some may prefer to work within the main buzz of the workspace, some need quiet time to focus and some may even work best in smaller groups to inspire their best work. Whatever they need, listen and cater for it within your workspace for the best possible engagement.
2. ALL ABOARD!
If you want your employee engaged from day one, it’s important to start on the right foot. According to a study by Fast Company, close to 60% of new employees are more likely to stay with a company longer than 3 years if their first impression is a positive one. With staff retention being a taboo subject at the minute, make sure that employees are onboarding correctly and their workplace gives them everything they need.
3. INVEST IN YOUR PEOPLE
Supporting growth is not only beneficial for your employees, but also for your company. Putting plans in place to offer skill development lets your employees know that you care and want to give them the tools necessary to become the best versions of themselves. Ensuring your office can cater for such activities will only aid this process.
3. GET SOCIAL
If your space fosters culture you are likely already ticking a box featured on a lot of current and future employee wish lists. Cross-team collaboration is imperative for building working relationships and for turning good ideas into great ones. Having a dedicated social space, whether fixed or flexible, will only encourage this further.
Making small but intelligent changes to your workplace will only lead to good things for your business. Show your people that you care by listening to what they want and providing them with a workplace to encourage, enhance and improve every element of their working life.
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