Creating the environment for employees to be productive is key to maximizing productivity. Too often, we allow corporate policies to shape and define the human capital. However, the environment is what drives human capital, so leaders need to create a corporate environment that enables human capital to be productive.
Understand the behaviors that make people successful and create a culture that allows them to thrive
— Increased productivity and basic skills.
— That help improve productivity and basic skills. Train to build productivity and develop interpersonal skills
Make sure they have the resources to achieve those goals, including the training that will help improve productivity and basic skills.
— The training that will help improve productivity and basic skills. Ensure that they have the tools, knowledge, and opportunity to learn and grow
Offer a competitive salary
I’ve worked at companies where recruitment and retention have been the top two issues.
No doubt there are many more.
After working for two companies with a low and high pay spectrum, it’s become abundantly clear that compensation is a key contributing factor to the ability of the company to recruit, retain and promote staff.
You’ll want to make sure your value is more than reflected in the salary you are asking for.
Be flexible with work hours
Make sure you’re flexible with your work hours so you can be there for your children. If you have small children, it’s easy to let commitments and deadlines slip as you’re focused on them.
Make sure you’re well prepared for interviews by dressing professionally, giving yourself plenty of time to do your hair and nails and giving your interviewer lots of notice of any schedule changes.
Be able to demonstrate positive personality traits: both soft and hard skills
Examples of soft skills employers want to see are compassion, integrity, honesty and respect. Examples of hard skills include communication, the ability to work well under pressure and deal with diverse situations.
Sometimes, the best way for your boss to test your commitment is to test your loyalty.
All employers want loyal staff. The more loyal you are, the more valuable you are to the organisation.
It is the employers right to ask you about your long term commitment to the company and should they choose to do so, the better it is that you know exactly what they’re looking for, and that you have a positive response.
Your employer can then tailor your working conditions, commute and offers to reflect the long term benefits you will offer.
Find out what you want in your work environment
One way to determine what you want in your new job is to explore what similar roles are paying.
Help the company succeed
Most people think about loyalty in a negative way. In business, loyalty is a fundamental requirement for growth. It’s no different to employee development.
Companies invest in their staff to the tune of many thousands of dollars, aiming to make them more effective and productive.
Are you enjoying working at the company and providing a benefit to them? Are you consistently doing what you need to do to help your company to succeed?
Are you being rewarded appropriately for your efforts? Do you feel your skills and knowledge are recognised and valued?
There are many attributes that companies look for in prospective employees. If you don’t meet the criteria for the role you’re applying for, it’s unlikely you will be offered the job.
Show you have a life outside of work
Whether you agree or not, when someone applies for a job, it is a sign of interest in that job. The more you show that you’re genuinely interested in that role and show that you’re excited about moving into it, the more likely you are to be successful.
For example, research has shown that showing excitement to start a new job usually results in successful job interview outcomes.
Those who said they were “happy to start a new job”, but when you ask them to describe it said they were “not happy to start a new job”, were more likely to be unsuccessful.
- Resist the temptation to try and make any of the interviewer feel comfortable or try and sell yourself.
If you’re nervous, don’t be afraid to ask questions that show you’re interested in the role and interested in the company.
- Be intentional in your employee experience strategy:
If you want your people to stay with your company, you need to put the time and energy in to helping them grow both personally and professionally.
Steps to create a collaborative work environment
Here are steps to help you make your workplace a desirable place to be:
- Don’t underestimate the value of a good coffee machine
Remember the last time you needed something from your coworker only to discover he/she was busy and couldn’t help you?
That can cause a toxic effect on productivity, morale and job satisfaction.
- Invest in high quality, energy efficient, and long-lasting machines to maximize your employees’ work experience. It should never take longer than a minute to brew the perfect cup of coffee.
Employers know what they’re getting into when they recruit you. A good employer knows this and does their best to mitigate any potential risks. They’ll keep an open dialogue with you about how long they plan on offering you a full-time position.
They’ll provide you with regular updates on promotions and other opportunities. They’ll let you know if the position they’re looking to fill is in high demand, so you can potentially apply for it.
They’ll let you know if they are experiencing an unusual high turnover rate, so you can consider exploring other opportunities.
They’ll give you work to do to boost your chances of being offered a permanent position. They will train you with the experience and information you need, so you can prove yourself as an employee.
In order to successfully prepare for the interview, you must be able to clearly communicate what you are looking for, and also your opinion of what makes up a great employee experience.
If you’re hoping to land your dream job and put yourself on the path to a successful career, it’s time to step up your game.
Do you think these simple strategies will help you win your next job interview?