There is great value to be gained for your business in treating your employees well. Not only will they stay with you over the long term, but attracting the best people to fill your roles will be easier. Employees that are treated well will also be more motivated, engaged and demonstrate higher morale. With that in mind, discover how your business can treat your employees even better than you do now, in the post below.
Provide the option for remote working
One way you can treat your employees better almost immediately is to offer them the option of working remotely. Many people prefer this because they don’t have to worry about the cost and hassle of commuting to work every day, and they can work in a more relaxed environment.
However, for employees to truly appreciate you will need to ask them if that is what they want, as some will prefer to stay in the office. Additionally, you may wish to allow employees to work from home some days and come into work on others as a good compromise that can help you maintain a positive team dynamic.
Give them PTO
Knowing that they will be able to take time off for vacations, and other family responsibilities will help your employees feel appreciated and valued. It should help keep stress to a minimum in the workplace as well.
Although, before you begin offering PTO to your employees there are a few questions you will need to make sure you can answer. For instance, how does PTO work for hourly employees, will PTO rollover, and can PTO be cashed in for salary equivalent are also queries you will need to work out where your business stands on beforehand. The rules around how to apply for PTO, and how many people can be out of the office at any one time is also something you will need to consider.
Create a no-blame environment
For many employees, the thought of making a mistake and getting in trouble for it at work terrifies them. It can stop them from speaking up, or even from trying something new when it would be to the benefit of your company, as well as cause a great deal of stress. Indeed, a toxic work environment where everyone is always afraid of being called out will not only hurt your employees but your business too.
That is why you should do your best to create a no-blame environment in the workplace. What this means is that no one is treated differently when they make a mistake, and instead are praised for taking responsibility and learning how to do things better the next time.
Give them meaningful work
Lastly, one of the best ways you can treat your employees well is to make sure that they always have meaningful work to do. This means avoiding assigning busy work, and showing clearly how each task your workers complete contributes to the goals and values of your business as a whole.
Of course, if you are having trouble demonstrating how meaningful the work is you can make it extra meaningful by building in incentives such as a bonus structure. Then your employees will have no issues seeing the value of everything they do because as they build success for your business they will also be building success for themselves.