Whether it is a growing startup or an established brand, to sustain your company’s goals, you should integrate new workplace trends into your company daily operations. The modern workplace environment has a blended workforce which is more responsive to problems with collaborative software, and less tied down to physical locations. Hence, it continues to evolve in order to meet the needs of both employees and employers. Take a look at some following workplace trends that will shape company culture in 2019.
1. Recruiting Millennial talents
According to Pew Research Center, this emerging generation of professionals is becoming the dominant age bracket in nation’s workforce. Millennials aren’t not only integrated in the business sphere but also redefining the expectation of traditional coroperation setting. That said, they want more than a paycheck, they seek opportunities to learn and grow new skills as well as increase their knowledge. Therefore, they want to be treated as active, to thrive with a more collaborative approach where relationships, dialogue and creativity are embraced. Instead of staying in structured, hierarchical framework, they hope to contribute to projects with their ideas, visions and opinions which should be taken seriously. So, ensure that their voices are heard in your workplace.
2. Enhancing balance
The line between work and home life is gradually blurred in recent years as many employees expect to spend more time to take care of their own mental and physical health. By acknowledging that, you should help employees find their own balance between work and home life with many easy ways. For example, when you see the progress of an employment or recognize the hard-working process and the time he spends on a huge project, you should offer him a few days off (extra) to take a short vacation with his family or travel alone.
Some company now apply some wellness initiatives in workplace which offers classes of yoga, meditation, nutritious catering for lunch, relaxing break rooms, or work out challenge to employees after or before work hour. This idea creates a stronger work-life balance and improves the employee retention.
Remember that which organization cater to employees’ personal needs will stand out as more attractive to those seeking balance.
3. Flexible hours and workplace
Many organization give their people the choice of flexible hour and work location. The advancement of technology forces employee to stay connected all the time, both in office and at home. This leads to the situation that the employees do more parts of work than ever. However, you can base on technology to allow your people to work from home, as long as they finish the remainder of their assignments remotely and keep up with the race of other employees.
These flexible hours can include a compressed work week with 10 – 12 hours shift and a lengthier weekend starting on Friday.
“People and culture fit” is becoming the number one thing that college grads look for in a potential employer. Faro hopes we can give your business the edge in this competitive market and combat rising employee bounce rates by appling those trends above.