4 Employee Retention Strategies that Actually Work
Encouraging employees to return to the workplace after three years of working from home has become a struggle for some businesses. The right incentives can motivate people to come into the office and enhance performance. Here are some incentives to offer employees:
3 Places as Flexible Work Spaces
Creating a workplace that offers inclusivity and spaces designed for specific uses has become more important than ever. Yet, there’s an additional layer to creating comfort and flexibility to allow employees to continue feeling free, while offering great performance for the organization. Allowing employees to work outside of home and the office is now known as 3rd places. Think of coffee shops, libraries and coworking facilities. Allowing employees to work in third places offers an additional hybrid opportunity.
Designing with an Employee Mindset
When the world shifted to an at-home work experience, people lost out on the social aspects of their job. Humans were designed to be social in nature. The office allows for our social side to be nurtured – just like the adage “talking around the watering hole.” By creating a social environment throughout the office, companies can entice employees back to the office.
One of the perks of working at home is a reduced cost in gas and automotive repairs. Asking employees to come back into the office means increasing the cost of living. One way to combat this is to offer incentives for gas, ride sharing options or even bus/Uber stipends.
Another expense that increases when employees come into the office is food costs. By eating at home people are able to reduce their cost for lunch. But eating out at the office employees are spending more money. If companies offer catered meals or a food court, employees don’t have to incur additional cost by coming into the office.
There are numerous ways in which companies can help their employees reduce cost, enjoy the office and enhance their social lives. What opportunities has your office implemented to encourage employees to come back to the office?