If you want to attract and retain the best talent and employ a happy, motivated workforce, it is essential to show your employees that you care about them. Employees that have bosses who truly care about them are much more likely to perform to the best of their abilities and put in the extra effort needed to achieve success. In this blog, we explore 4 ways to show appreciation towards your employees so that you can get the best out of them moving forward.
1. Offer benefits
To show your employees you care about them, it is no longer enough to simply offer a competitive salary as employees will desire other benefits. Creating and managing an employee benefits scheme can be time-consuming as it can be hard to track employees and decide what benefits will motivate them. Thankfully, employee benefits technology has recently advanced and it is now easier than ever to offer your employees benefits that increase your employee retention and make employees feel valued.
2. Listen to feedback
One simple and straightforward way to show your employees you care about them is to listen to their ideas and feedback. For example, you may wish to host weekly or monthly brainstorming sessions where employees are encouraged to share ideas and speak freely. In addition to discussing work-related topics, you may also ask for their opinion on general office matters, such as what drinks there should be in the staff room, for example. Giving employees a platform to speak, and listening to their ideas, shows them that you value their input and by extension, value the employee.
3. Give public praise
Praising your employees for their achievements in the workplace or when they have shown a strong work ethic shows them that you recognise their work and care about them. You can take this one step further, by publically praising them. For example, you may wish to spotlight an employee on your social media platforms when they have made a notable achievement, or just to say thanks for their work. It may also be beneficial to start a monthly blog series dedicated to the achievements of your employees. Praising your employees publically will ensure they feel cared about and like valued members of your company.
4. Create training opportunities
Although it is beneficial to show your employees you care about their well-being, it is also useful to show you care about their careers. Providing training opportunities or mentoring schemes shows your employees you care about their development and want them to succeed in their careers. It also helps your workforce to develop new skills, which is mutually beneficial to employers and employees. If you don’t have the budget to fund training schemes and courses, set up workplace mentoring/shadowing opportunities internally.
Show your employee you care
Whether your goal is to increase employee retention or boost the well-being of your employees, showing your employees you care about them is extremely beneficial.