1. SUPPORT CHANGING EMPLOYEE NEEDS
Human resources (HR) should update its benefits to meet evolving employee needs and appeal to the modern workforce. Some of today’s employers are doing this by offering benefits to assist staff with healthcare, personal well-being and family life, such as 16 weeks of parental leave when having or adopting a baby, and hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery.
Meanwhile, mental health therapy is losing its stigma as more people, especially younger employees like millennials and Gen Z, realize its importance. According to a study, now that employees want more of this support, offering services for mental health is increasingly important.
2. IMPLEMENT EMPLOYEE AWARD AND RECOGNITION PROGRAMS
People like to be rewarded for their contributions to the organization, whether they’re contributing to outstanding patient care or identifying process improvements that save money. Staff will feel more valued if their workplaces implement organization-wide programs that allow management or colleagues to recognize and honor employees.
Likewise, creating an environment of peer-to-peer recognition can spark friendly competition between staff, incentivizing employees to go beyond their typical job duties to earn acknowledgement. The recognition can include naming employees at meetings, in company emails, around highly visible areas in the office or awarding them with gifts.
3. PROVIDE HOME OFFICE SUPPORT
Employees at many organizations continue to work remotely or in a hybrid model and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Offering staff a budget to enhance their home office and their work environment will help them stay engaged and enable them to be productive.
Organizations can also contribute to a home office without offering money. They can allow employees to take equipment, such as computer accessories and office supplies, from the business office to their home office. A comfortable office improves employee efficiency.