Working on HR software on a day to day basis has taught us how to communicate both to customers and employees. We are passionate about making every person who uses our software happy both personally and professionally, and we are committed to keeping a positive image and attitude for our team.
Our hope is to provide a great customer experience. We have a goal of increasing our annual sales, and that is a goal that we’re confident we can achieve. But we know that we can’t do that if we don’t boost the engagement of our own employees, so that you can boost the engagement of yours.
Here are the huge opportunities we see for employee engagement, across industries:
1. Work life balance
This is something people roll out every time they talk about HR. But what does it really mean? For us, it means giving people the chance to enjoy the lives they work to afford.
Employees often find themselves frustrated with work-life balance, which leads to higher stress and less productivity. As employers, we can help employees improve their work-life balance by setting and maintaining a clear, consistent, and fair work-Life Schedule that is compatible with their personal lives.
And yes. That does mean that we take it seriously when folks bring work home. We take it seriously when people are struggling in their personal lives and try to balance it out in the workplace.
The truth is, nobody wants to have burned out staff, but if you can’t provide some level of balance, that is exactly what you’re going to get.
2. Encourage your team to actually talk!
Communicate constantly. Your work life is a highly social environment and you can’t get comfortable if you are not present and always ready for talk. Workplace-based, peer-to-peer, online, voice-guided, and team-based systems are going to help you keep up with the other people in your sphere.
But you have to encourage your colleagues to interact with one another more directly. In a social work setting, you will be able to connect directly with your teams by sharing information, sharing tools and discussing problems or challenges. You also can create a working environment where folks feel like they’re more of a part of the team, and can focus more freely on their health.
Learn to communicate and manage tasks in a more flexible, personal and professional manner. Learn to share and open up. It will help your engagement.
3. Benefits. Benefits. Benefits!
A good place to start if you are considering building a work environment in which people actually want to work (just imagine…). Pay may be limited, people can’t get a raise every single month, but employee perks should be commensurate with the potential and possibility of their role.
You may receive paid time off during your workweek. You can receive paid time off during any week of the year and on any day of the week. This is available to all full-time employees and employees who have already completed 10 or more years on the business. It doesn’t count as a benefit.
You have to go beyond that pay and get into the things that really make a difference to employee happiness and make them care. Some of the most popular examples of these are pay increases on short work weeks, paid leave without pay, vacation, retirement (superannuation) options and employee debt plans, perks and giveaways and discounts and so on.