Digitizing your processes has tons of benefits, including decreased paperwork, improved workflows, and easier communication with remote employees.
It's All About The Perks
If you’re doing to compete with the big tech companies out there, you will have to incorporate some perks for your employees. You know what they say: if you can’t beat them, join them and their dog friendly-offices.
You don’t have to go crazy and break the bank catering every meal. But you should consider making a few small changes that will make employees feel appreciated.
Treadmill desks, free drinks, nap pods, and “bring your dog to work day” are some ideas to get you started.
Lately, more than ever, workers feel burnt out, and they need support. As an HR team, you should get ahead of employee burnout before it turns into employee turnover and impacts your attrition rate.
Mental Health Takes Precedence
Speaking of employee burnout, you can do much more than just offer free lunch for your burnt-out employees. We’re talking about mental health benefits.
Mental health awareness is improving, and it’s a great time to double-check your policies and consider implementing some mental health benefits—free counseling services and health insurance that includes mental health coverage.
Beyond the typical issues in their personal lives, the past few years have been especially hard on employee mental health.
Conference Board of Canada research found that four out of ten respondents reported more mental health problems in their organizations since the coronavirus.
Invest In Corporate Learning
Investing in your employees is an obvious yes for employers and HR teams. Your money and employee's time will be returned once your employee can improve their workflows and instruct others on their new skills.
Corporate learning is crucial to career development and is an excellent way to keep employees motivated and engaged in their jobs. What better way to show your employees you value them than investing directly in their careers.
Whether they stay with you for their entire career or eventually move on, you will create a solid foundation of mutual trust and respect.
However, if you’re worried about investing money into current employees and them immediately leaving to use those skills at another company, you do have some options. Some companies require employees to stay with the company for a set time period after completing their training.
However, this tends to create less trust and should be avoided unless the career advancement investment is exceedingly large.
There are countless ways to help employees learn including online learning and remote learning, webinars, and continuing education courses.
As an HR professional and business leader, it is your job to ensure that your company is equitable, has proper hiring policies, and offers inclusive benefits.
Consider issues like the gender-wage gap and hiring policies that prioritize one race or gender over another.