In our blog last week we discussed what makes a ‘good’ employee, but what makes a ‘great’ employer?
“Individuals who report that they are invested in their careers and committed to their employer are significantly more productive, drive higher customer satisfaction and outperform those who are less engaged.”
Just like an employee, an employer have many of the same traits which make them ‘great’, But again this is a very subjective topic.
Things may include:
- Being open and honest.
- Knowing how to listen to their staff.
- Dedicated team builders.
- Give feedback to their employees.
- Regular pay reviews.
- Regular training.
- Company updates.
- Recognition and reward.
- Valuing Employees.
When an employee and an employer are working together on a common goal it’s a win-win for the organisation as well as the employee’s personal growth.
So if this makes a ‘great’ employer, what makes their company a ‘good’ place to work?
- Communication and recognition
Employers who spend time to open communication lines will quickly create trust among employees.
You’ll feel that your work is valued when you contribute to something that produces results.
- A flexible work environment
Employees lives are no longer determined by the hands of the clock, the ability to embrace flexible work schedules is critical.
- Mission, vision, and values
Having a clear set of values helps your employees understand what you stand for.
An increase in workplace respect will help to improve communication between colleagues, increase teamwork and reduce stress.
Support from the workplace can help increase an employee’s feelings of competence and therefore their level of interest in their work.
There are many studies that provide information on what makes a ‘great’ employer. Most of them stating the importance of employee engagement.
An employer that respects and communicates with their workforce are more likely to see productivity and respect in return than those who do not.
The works REC ‘Recruitment and Employment Confederation’ have a great blog where they discuss this topic in detail. You can check it out @ https://theworksrec.co.uk/blogs/what-makes-a-good-employer/