Employees no longer want to work for a company just to get a paycheck. In fact, a recent survey by JUST capital found that nearly eight of 10 American workers would be willing to take lower pay if they felt that their company was “just.”
This essentially means that employees want to be part of a company that makes a positive impact on society and its employees’ lives. They want leaders that make them and their well-being a priority.
If that’s what you want for your company or team, here are four ways that a leader (business owner or manager) can develop an employee-focused workplace:
Too many leaders preach a “worker-first” concept, but then fail miserably in the implementation and execution.
Most leaders want to create a positive workplace culture, built on a solid cohesive team. But turning this idea into reality can be easier said than done. You’ll want to work to get your team to buy into something bigger than their personal motives.
If this is the result you want, you’ll need to set the example and actually care for your people.
A culture of care and consideration is more than an empty initiative. It’s an action-based practice that starts at the top. It’s a consistent way of treating the people on your team. With the implementation of AI in HR, it’s more important than ever to put your employees first. Employees yearn for acceptance, approval, appreciation, and attention. Every leader can creatively find a way to implement these things daily and provide a better standard of HR .
Your business won’t grow without employee growth. Successful leaders know how to groom and push their team members beyond their limits. You have to be committed to helping your employees develop to reach their own professional goals, even if that means they will eventually leave the company.
When you offer growth opportunities to your existing employees you create loyalty and you inspire entry-level workers.
Leaders cannot say they have an employee-focused mentality unless they are concerned with the best interests of the team member. This includes personal well-being and both mental and physical health.
This is why it’s important to prioritize personal wellness. It’s important to infuse the theme of wellness into the daily work culture and not just on special occasions. Consider hosting well-ness themed events like annual ‘personal’ goal-setting workshops, health screenings, and personal development seminars.