What makes a great workplace that draws extraordinary employees to love coming to work every day? What makes a great workplace that attracts, retains, and motivates the very best talent?
Below we have listed our top 5 secrets to creating a great workplace.
Your company can be a great workplace — and more successful as a result.
1. Offer Challenging and Meaningful Work
Great workplaces understand the importance of keeping employees’ work interesting, exciting, challenging and meaningful, because consistently, top performers say that challenging and meaningful work is the number one attribute they seek in a job.
2. Hire and Retain Great People
Great workplaces are made up of great people. Within great workplaces, top performers work alongside other top performers who are positive, hardworking, committed and loyal, believe in what the organization does, and participate in making the workplace great.
3. Value and Reward Employee Contributions
Great workplaces show they appreciate and value employees and their contributions. They celebrate success often, and praise, recognize and reward employees in a variety of formal and informal ways. They never miss an opportunity to say ‘thanks’ for employees’ hard work.
4. Invest in Training and Development
Great workplaces invest in training and development for their workforce to grow their talents and capabilities. They make time for learning and support it by paying for employees to participate in various opportunities and offering/delivering a variety of training and career development programs.
5. Encourage Work/Life Balance
Great workplaces are flexible to employees’ work/life needs and encourage work/life balance by offering flexible schedules, providing generous paid time off, accommodating individual requests and needs, and creating a supportive work environment that is understanding of personal and family obligations.
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