The dynamics of today's employee turnover is quite different to the one of a few years ago and it is time we start questioning this change. More and more employees opt to quit their jobs in a couple of years for the reasons that are not necessarily related to salary or maybe indirectly related to salary. In business schools students take classes like change management, Human Resources, and business management and in all of these courses, students are taught that the working conditions go beyond salary expectations. Working conditions refer to the team environment, respect of the others, appreciation, being able to express your ideas and have an opportunity to hang out with your colleagues after work at least once a month to get to to know each other better.
Sadly, many companies choose to ignore the soft skills or the intangible circumstances and turn the blind eye. As a result, this gives a rise to uncalled bullying at work, games of hierarchy, stress, as employees no longer want to go to work and eventually burnout. The rate of a burnout has been increasing in the last five years, and we are just standing by and watching this happen. So what can we do to try and change this and would would make our employees more comfortable and loyal to work without burning out?
Here's the list of my top 10 things that matter to employees at work:
The other thing is that you cannot be friends with your employees, and yes there should be mutual trust and friendly environment, but there should be a few rules and regulations in place, just to give employees at least some structure.
If you have any ideas or comments, or would like to share your experiences do not hesitate to get in touch.
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