All employers need to acknowledge that they must give back to their employees too. In some cases, it can be just a nice gesture, like having an office party to let your employees have some fun. But there are many other things you can provide for your employees that benefit both them and the company. Having the right resources available to your team is essential if you want them to always be at their best. If you are a business owner or work in HR, strongly consider these three must-have resources for your employees.
1. Good Perks
Desirable perks are one element of ensuring your company will enjoy a good reputation among the general workforce. It’s always desirable for employees to want to work at your company so you can always recruit the best talent, and it’s equally as important for your existing employees to like what their job offers them in return. This reduces costly turnover and results in happier, more productive employees. Examples of these resources include access to childcare, flexible religious accommodations, the ability to work remotely some of the time, generous maternity leave policies and heavy discounts to desirable products or services. All of these resources will make working at your company a lot easier for many people and your employees will respond with loyalty.
2. Continuing Education and Career Training
Giving your employees the resources they need to continue their education and career training benefits your business as much as it benefits your employees. For example, if you wish to promote a gifted employee into a management position and that employee has no prior management experience, you must be willing to put in the effort to ensure they have the support they need. That support can include resources like management books or mentorships with established managers. There are a number of good ways your business can provide or support the education of your employees, such as paying for work-related courses, rewarding graduates and helping with student loans.
3. Security Training
Providing the resources necessary for employees to understand the importance of security is often worth it. There are two types of security awareness – data security and physical security – and in some cases they overlap. No company wants to have a data breach, and so employees need to be trained on best digital security practices. For example, visiting unauthorized websites on the company’s Internet should be outlawed, as it can lead to external access of your systems, thus exposing data to hackers. You can also obtain privacy screens for computer monitors that prevent clients visiting your office from seeing sensitive data that might be displayed on the screen. Mandatory e-mail disclaimers about privacy are helpful as well, at least from a legal standpoint.
General security awareness is also important. Ayou prepared to prevent unauthorized entry to your place of business? Employees should always receive proper training on what doors need to be locked at what times and have general emergency preparedness knowledge. Many companies and organizations, like Global Learning Systems, provide various training via an on demand learning portal.
HR specialists need to dedicate themselves to knowing what resources should be available for their employees. If this is done right, and your employees know the importance of taking advantage of what you offer, they will see greater professional success at your company. Provide them these resources, and they will not only grow to be better employees but also feel as though their company is invested in them, which cultivates loyalty. Your company will be able to recruit and maintain the best talent anywhere.