4 Ways to Be a Great Company to Work For in a Post-Covid World.
In terms of how we work, the pandemic has shaken things up… with a
Capital S!. Certain things, like businesses moving away from large office
spaces and encouraging employees to work remotely was a very
gradual trend appearing before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has been a
tremendous catalyst in rapidly fast-forwarding that process. New
companies need to be aware of this Brave New World to make sure they
can provide a pleasant and conducive work environment for their
employees – remember, happy employees are proven to be more
productive and more creative. So, how can you ensure your company
has happy, productive employees?
In a post-pandemic world, people value flexible working more and more.
In fact, studies show 89% of people value flexible working as a key
motivator in their job – that’s more than financial incentives! Add to that,
81% of people who have access to remote working believe it increases
their productivity. It may not be possible in all cases, but if you can, why
not save on office space and let people work flexibly? Take the example
of the youngest British self-made billionaire, Jonny Bourfarhat, who
founded video conferencing software Hopin during
the pandemic, which is now valued at £4.1b. He has remote employees
all over the world, and his huge company doesn’t have any office space.
His company is perhaps the prime example of a post-COVID success
story – take a leaf out of his book.
Develop some (healthy) competition
It goes without saying that what we don’t want to be creating here is a
toxic work environment. But conceiving achievable targets and creating
incentives and rewards can encourage employees with a stimulating
and often more fun work environment. The important thing here is that everyone works harder in a team, rather than individuals becoming
competitive to the point of sabotaging each other. That means not
creating one enormous reward that only one employee can achieve, but
perhaps numerous smaller ones.
Create a community / family
Whether it’s a Friday Pizza Party or something everyone can do
remotely, attempting to make the company a community, or better yet, a
family, can seriously increase employees’ goodwill towards the company
and their productivity as a consequence. This is something that might
seem more difficult to achieve in a post-COVID, remote and flexible
working world, but that means it’s all the more important to implement.
Now more than ever people might have issues at home, having lost
loved ones or struggled with isolation. Being mindful of staff’s mental
health and raising morale increases productivity. Create a community,
and people will want to keep working hard for you.
It seems obvious, but there are still not enough companies that
genuinely believe diversity is a crucial part of a functioning modern
company. This goes hand in hand with creating a work family. Not only
can it sow tension in the office (or online office) if you don’t support
diversity in your workforce, it can also have a negative impact on your
perception with your potential customers.
Need to Recruit Employees?
Finding the right employee in the post-pandemic world is difficult –
there’s so many people applying for the same job, it can be a huge
amount of work just to rifle through all the applications. And in a remote,
flexible working world, it can be even more difficult matching up the right
employee with the right schedule, especially for companies that can’t be
as malleable in their work hours. You can let Jobsdiem find the right
candidate for you by simply downloading our app and posting a job. Our
system matches only the most suitable candidates for the role, not only
in terms of skills and experience, but also availability. And our quick and
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