Businesses look to employee satisfaction more than ever in 2022
Businesses need employees and are trying to keep employees. With the Great Resignation upon us, many people are leaving jobs for the jobs of their dreams or to start their own ventures. With that happening, employers are finding it hard to keep their desks filled. Because of this, a lot of higher ups are trying to find ways to keep employee satisfaction up and here is how they are doing it.
For the better part of two years, employees have been working from home, and employers found that many employees were happy with this model. They were able to live where they wanted, travel to where they had to go, and they didn’t need as much time off because they could work from anywhere.
As things start crawling back to a life of less restrictions, employers are keeping the work-from-home/hybrid model to keep employees happy. Giving them the gift of work/life balance has been the biggest thing in keeping employees around.
While on the subject of gifts, gifts for staff has become the norm with a lot of companies. Even small businesses are trying to keep their employees happy by giving gifts like Visa or American Express gift cards, vouchers for restaurants, and vouchers for travel or hotels. Employees need to know they are appreciated and seen as more than just a number that is punched into a computer or another warm body that sits behind a desk.
Small tokens of appreciation seem to go a long way for the people who are keeping the company at its full potential.
Generous time off
The biggest thing the Great Resignation has taught companies is that workers want downtime to be a given and not a privilege that is earned. It’s an outdated concept that you have to work for years before you can have time off for your own relaxation and self-care. A lot of companies have started to notice this and they are offering unlimited vacation time and working mental health days into employees’ allotted time away from the job.
Work/Life balance is the number one question asked in interviews because people are willing to work for less money to know they will not burnout and they will have the ability to stay mentally healthy.
Incentive programs are on the rise as well with companies in order to offer more to employees who are showing great strides in productivity. With incentives like time off, gifts, and scheduling flexibility, employees are more productive. To boost that productivity, employees are also earning stocks in the company, space to move up within the company, and a vested interest in how well the company performs.
When employees feel the success and failures of the company affect them, they will make sure their work output is top notch, they will keep an eye on others, and they will make sure everything runs the way it should.