As the pandemic draws to a close, many people are finding it harder and harder to get their employees to come back to work. Some employees were able to change their lives and have moved on to other industries. Other employees moved away making it impossible for them to continue working for your company. Other employees are not quite ready to be back in an environment where there are a lot of people. Whatever the reasons for having a low number of staff, there are ways to make your employees want to return to work. Here are a few ideas you may want to implement in your business to get new hires and bring back faithful employees.
Offer Hybrid Working
So many people have learned that you can be productive working from home. Many people don’t want to return to work and have to commute, miss out on time with the kids, and spend most of their time rushing around. Your business can offer hybrid working. You will allow your employees to work part of the time from home, and part of the time from the office. They can be present for in-person meetings, and they can also make their schedule to cater to their their own needs. This will instill gratitude and loyalty and will be a great bargaining tool when hiring new employees.
Offer Employee Benefits
Many companies don’t offer certain benefits and now is the time to change that. After surviving a pandemic, employee benefits are so essential, especially health benefits. By offering part-time employees as well as full-time employees the opportunity to be part of a health care system, you will find that you will get a lot more people that will want to work for you. Employees will sometimes take a cut in pay in order to have health insurance as well as other benefits. You will create a caring environment where your staff will feel more like family than just workers.
Offer a Retirement Plan
In job interviews, many people simply want to know if there is a retirement plan. Many times, companies will match what an employee sets up for themselves. You can match a percentage of what comes out of their paycheck, and you will let your employees know that you are very interested in their future after they retire. This is a loyalty that is rarely found as your staff will want to stick with you for the long run as they will continue to benefit from their loyalty after they are done working.
Offer More Time Off
The pandemic taught a lot of people about how important it is to take time off for self-care and rest. If your company offers a healthy time off policy with multiple weeks off and not just two, you will find workers lining up to be a part of your company. They will see that you care for their mental health, and they will have a better life/work balance making them more productive.