5 things employees want from their employers

09 Oct 06:00 by Richard

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One of the biggest challenge facing business owners and HR personnel is answering the question, “How can I attract and retain the best talent possible?”

As we all know, the team is the core of your business and a high turnover/low retention rate is one of the most disruptive factors in your company’s flow.

Whilst unique employee benefits are trending in an attempt to stand out, the answer to the question above is a lot simpler.

According to TINYpulse’s  survey, what employees value the most has nothing to do with trendy perk packages, modernised workspaces or even higher salary.

Here are the five things they really want from you:

1. Recognition

It is one of the most basic fact, but still, can not be emphasised enough: your employees want to be recognised for doing a great job. Too many of them feel that they and their dedication going unnoticed or even disregarded.

We are all looking for validation, so show them that you care and they will stick around.

 2. Coaching

The best employees want to know how they are doing, how they can improve and how they can develop new skills.

Help them recognise what they are doing well and help them grow professionally in your company.

3. Feeling at home

Your staff spends more hours each week at work that they do with family and friends. If they feel isolated, they are more likely to become disengaged and leave, so give them opportunities to meet, interact and engage with the rest of the team.

4. More work

It may be surprising, but they survey pointed it out that employees would gladly help a co-worker who is overloaded with assignments.

A balanced workload is a great way to make sure that your employees are staying engaged and feeling challenged. If a workload is too small, they feel undervalued and disengaged.

5. A voice

Take the time to ask your employees and show them that you are listening: they have great ideas, and useful feedback, and listening to them help your staff feel ownership over the direction of the company.

Keeping your team engaged and making sure they are invested in the future of your company doesn’t have to be difficult, you can just start out by trying the five tips above.