The nature of your workspace can significantly affect employee job satisfaction and retention. If your employees are happy and enjoy where they work and who they work with, they are much more likely to stay engaged and contribute great work for your business!
There are many ways you can shape your organizational culture to create positive experiences for your team, in which every person can thrive personally and professionally. Carlton Staffing is excels in creating positive employee experiences, having been honored six times as one of Houston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and six times as one of Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association of Business Resources.
Check out these three simple, yet powerful, ways to transform your workspace and make employees feel more comfortable and productive.
Foster Employee Wellness
With busy work schedules, employees often find it hard to maintain healthy habits. Providing wellness programs right within your organization allows employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the workday and educate themselves about proper diet and exercise.
A workplace wellness program may include discounted gym memberships, group exercise programs on-site or healthy eating options. Giving your employees the opportunity to eat healthy and engage in exercise will help them feel their best both at their jobs and outside of work.
Offer Counseling and Support
Your employees are human, and it’s easy for many companies to forget that sometimes. When life tragedies like illness or death occur, it’s important to offer counseling and support to employees going through a difficult time. Having an on-site workplace counselor can provide a safe outlet for your employees to share their feelings and relieve themselves of the stress and pressures they may be experiencing in balancing work with their personal lives.
Access to counseling will give your employees the coping tools and support they need to get back to feeling like their usual selves. On-site counseling also has a direct effect on your organization’s operations, as you’ll assist your employees in maintaining their productivity and meeting deadlines.
Ensure Proper Management
The way in which employees are managed can have a huge impact on how they perceive your workplace culture. Effective managers empower their teams and encourage collaboration in overcoming challenges or misunderstandings, thus creating an atmosphere in which every employee feels valued.
On the flip side, managers who are condescending or belittling to staff will create an environment of resentment and negativity. Taking a close look at your management team will allow you to determine how well your employees are being supported for their work and what management protocols need to be changed for the better.
Creating a workspace that inspires and motivates employees is one of the most impactful ways you can bring your company to the next level in terms of productivity and morale. Taking the steps above now will have long-lasting effects on your organizational success and employee retention.
Headquartered in Houston, TX, Carlton Staffing has remained committed to providing innovative staffing solutions to Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth companies for over 35 years. If you are looking for a staffing solution that works for your organization, Carlton Staffing will help you reach your current and future workforce goals. Contact us today to get started.