Taking care of employees was the most popular HR strategy for 2022. Half of employers in various industries, from manufacturing and development to IT and retail, and even those who manage huge digital corporations, like 22 Bet, rely on it.
To make it easier for you to put this strategy into practice, we gathered tips to help prove to your employees that you value them. Here are the different stages of the Employee Journey Map, so you can pay attention to newcomers, seasoned professionals, and even those you’re not yet comfortable with.
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Respect Each Candidate
Most job seekers admit that the lack of feedback after they respond to a job posting makes them even more upset than they are after a bad date. That’s according to data from the latest The Candidate Experience Report. Such resentment may not go away for years. If they get the chance, they will remember how they were treated and thus damage your HR brand.
First, a candidate who has faced such an attitude is unlikely to ever respond to your vacancies again. Over time he will upgrade his qualifications, but you will no longer be able to reach him. This can be a serious problem in conditions of staffing starvation. Secondly, such complaints can also scare away other job seekers who won’t waste time in communicating with your company. Thirdly, it may also have a negative effect on the loyalty of your current employees. Most likely, you will have fewer jobs closed by referrals.
Take Care of Your Employees From Their First Days in the Company
Without quality adaptation, whether offline or remotely, a newcomer will run away from the company, and you will lose huge amounts of money. It’ll help to analyze onboarding processes and determine what can be improved so that the work in your company will not cause stress and bewilderment to new employees who have just come to a new position.
Listen to the Desires of the Team
High employee engagement is accompanied by higher productivity, lower employee turnover, and fewer employee incidents and product defects. As a result, companies with engaged employees are on average 21% more profitable than competitors with lower employee engagement. It affects not only the employees themselves but also their family members.
To fix company problems in time or, conversely, to scale successful solutions, it’s important to regularly collect feedback from employees. Especially in these times when employees are constantly facing new challenges, whether it’s an emergency switch to telecommuting, getting back into the office, or implementing new technology. If you don’t track engagement at all, at some point you’ll stop understanding why teams are suddenly less productive, and the introduction of something new and seemingly cool is simply ignored.
Give up Hyper control
According to LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends 2022 report, flexibility has become a core value for today’s employees after the mass shift to a hybrid work format. They no longer want to be chained to an office chair and are twice as likely to recommend a job at a company to someone they know if they can choose their own location and schedule. The applicants are 67% more active in interacting with vacancies that describe the company’s corporate culture in detail.
If you value your employees, drop the “do whatever it takes” attitude. And give people more freedom. Modern HR tools can help you set goals and track progress in an environmentally friendly way. Since they let work in teams, employees from different departments can easily access their tasks from any location or device.