In seeking employment today, prospective employees are using various online tools to research companies of their choice in hopes of finding a truly great place to work. Beyond salary and additional benefits, people are seeking places that allow their creativity to be explored rather than ignored; their talents and contributions to be recognized; and that allow ample freedom for them to grow and expand professionally. Happier employees are more likely to offer creativity and are prone to take greater responsibility in relation to their tasks, which results in increased overall productivity.
Here are three simple ways to create an ‘Amazing Place to Work.’
1. Have genuine ways that employees can offer valuable feedback that can streamline processes and procedures. One where their feedback will be turned into action plans to bring about real-life business results. After all, they’re on the frontlines and are able to hear from your customers directly on what frustrates them, and where there is room for organizational improvement.
Do you have antiquated forms that no longer address the issues of today? Your employees may have just the right anecdote on what should be changed, added or deleted. One small improvement can really go a long way.
2. Performance Appreciation. Today, there are various ways to engage in presenting outstanding employees with performance appreciation and employee recognition awards. From setting aside specific times and days for recognition, to presenting employees with plaques, gifts or other desired incentives, there are many ways to make employees feel your organization is a great place to be and an amazing place to work.
3. Encourage Inter-Departmental Communication. Often, employees from one department of your organization are able to give valuable feed-back on changes that can assist a different department in streamlining processes. As a result of encouraging this inter-departmental communication, employees release the need to ‘compete’ and can readily embrace the idea that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’ This allows everyone to experience the fact that when individual talents are connected together to form one entity, they are worth more collectively than they are apart. This is when organizations are able to truly create the type of synergy that produces maximum success.