Happy staff make for a happy company; and in order to keep your staff happy there are a few things that you should incorporate into their working lives to help this happen.
When workers feel good they will work harder, faster and for the good of the company. It is human nature to help those that you like and fight against those that you don’t; this is true of people in Reading and throughout the country. If you look at some very well-known employers and companies such as Facebook and Apple, their employees are treated well and they work in an environment that is conducive to productivity and initiative, therefore the company is able to remain successful. Granted; this isn’t the only reason that these companies are successful, but it certainly helps.
With Reading University providing a steady stream of graduates to local companies, it is important that you are able to hire the cream of the crop; and you may be able to do this if you have a reputation as a good employer. So how do you get that reputation, and keep your staff motivated?
Value Your Employees
As an employee, it feels good to be valued. To be told that you are doing well or rewarded can be an excellent motivator for many people. If an employee does something wrong then set up a meeting with them to discuss it, don’t just doll out punishment. An employee has your business in the palm of their hands and there is always a risk of sabotage if an irate employee feels like they have been treated unfairly and what you don’t want is a good employee to feel this way and run off to a shiny new London company…or even a competitor also based in Reading.
Value your employees by providing them with the resources they need to work and the environment that they like to work in. Stress and depression account for a large percentage of absences at work; so minimise the risk of these cases.
Reading is an excellent location that is home to some of the world’s leading companies such as Microsoft, Symantec, and Oracle Corporation, to name a few. This means that there is always competition amongst companies to hire the best employees. To do this, one of your strengths will need to be the fact that you are a good employer. So what does this entail? Well, you will need clear rules and regulations for your employees to follow; regular meetings to discuss concerns; a good work ethic; a fair and enforceable list of do’s and don’ts. Plus, never forget good leadership skills.
Make Your Environment Conducive to Productivity
An office that employees feel comfortable and happy in will improve their productivity. Online you will find many companies, such as Goodman, that offer retail space in and around Reading.
The physical environment is an important factor. Office space matters. You want an office space that suits all of your particular needs, which would differ depending on your company. For instance, the size of the space is an important factor, as well as getting good, suitable office monster furniture, or a furniture provider nearer you. You wouldn’t want to cram all your employees into one tiny room that leads to them becoming more and more disgruntled by the day. Even if you have a small office, proper dividers such as office wall partitions could become integral. Also, remember as well that employees love free parking at work.
New businesses are opening in Reading regularly and if you are hoping to do the same then companies such as Goodman is continually building up on their presence in Reading and will be happy to help you with any information that you need relating to office spaces, availability and cost. So what are you waiting for; start thinking about your new office space today and help to motivate your staff and grow your company successfully.
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