7 KEY THINGS WE LOOK FOR AT WORK – HOW MANY ARE YOU GETTING OR PROVIDING?
The workplace today looks so different to that of 10-15 years ago.
- A mixture of baby boomers & various generation types.
- Technology that merges work with personal life.
- Access to each other 24/7.
- A fluid workforce demanding flexibility and understanding…. The list could go on and on.
2 – 5 years tenure in the workplace has replaced was once dominated by “lifers”. So how do we retain our employees and what do you as employees looking for? And by this I do not mean more money or a better car. Or as an employee, how can your experience at work be better?
EMPLOYEE OR AN EMPLOYER
On my travels I came across 2 fantastic articles and merged their pertinent highlights into this write up, 7 THINGS WE LOOK FOR AT WORK, giving you the highlights as an employee and an employer.
A great read that can be easily executed on, and best of all most of it is free. When I say free I mean very little monetary cost, however, it will need love and commitment from you.
So let’s get to the nitty gritty and look at the list.
- Employees are looking for trust based values
- Employees want to not feel threatened that they will lose their job, looking over their shoulders every 5 minutes. A fear based culture helps nobody.
- Give lots of appreciation and awards where earned.
Creating a balanced life for employees.
- Happiness of your team should be top of the list.
- Create this culture as best you can, lots of breaks, reinforced messages that a balance of an employees life is important.
- Employees are looking for fairness, not only to themselves but to their peers.
- Behave honestly and ethically.
- Employees want to be heard
- Connecting the dots.
- Promote relationships within the team
- Involve employees in the structure and ideas of the direction of the business
- Teamwork. “we” “us”
- Contributing to something bigger than the company. To society, to causes and making the world a better place. It is vital for many and should be promoted and done.
- Opportunities to grow.
- The need for growth and self-actualisation
- The chance to improve. We want it so why should we not offer it to the team?
- A Purpose.
- A clear and compelling purpose. People will buy into this and go through walls for you.
Make sure you are happy at work, and your team are happy, after all, you and your team spend enough of your time there.
Ice Recruitment Limited
Hiring the top talent in the sales and technology sector.
Entrepreneur magazine, article/253781 – Jeff Boss
AIESEC Slideshare – linkedin – the intangible things employees want from companies