Every employer wants their staff to work hard, but it’s important to make sure that every day doesn’t feel like hard work. Here are some of the ways employers can make their employees’ day easier and more enjoyable.
Introduce remote working
One of the most stressful parts of someone’s working day could in fact be the hours before they even get to work. If they have a long commute, a complicated commute that involves multiple forms of public transport or have other members of their family to look after before they get work, your employees could be stressed before they even step into your offices. A stressed-out worker often isn’t a productive worker, so it’s important to try and help your employees fit their working life around their personal life. One of the best ways to solve problems like this is to allow your employee to either complete some or all of their working hours outside of the office. By allowing your staff to work from home, they could find their morning routine a lot less stressful and therefore arrive at work feeling a lot more productive.
You might think that allowing people to work away from office would give them more opportunity for them to be distracted by other household jobs and entertainment. In fact, as long as you make sure your employees still feel engaged with the rest of the workforce, they will work just as hard. The website inpulse.com has a full guide of ways you can make sure that employees feel engaged with what’s going on inside their office whenever they’re outside of the office. As long as you follow these steps, you shouldn’t see an impact within your business.
Be flexible with working hours
Most people measure how much work they have to complete in a week by the number of hours they’re required to be at work. For some job roles, like security guards or shop workers, it’s important that staff work all of those hours they have been scheduled. For other roles, it is more important that they get certain tasks done rather than be sat at their desks for a set number of hours. Some days will be busier than others, so sometimes your employees might be sat at their desk doing nothing and just staring at the clock until home time. By allowing your workers to leave early on days like these, they’ll be more inclined to stay late and put in extra hours when required to. It may also encourage them to work faster, if they know they might have the opportunity to leave early if they’ve completed their tasks.
Encourage regular breaks
You might think that employees working through their lunch breaks or regularly staying back after work is a good thing. In fact, if they continue to do this for a long amount of time, it’s highly likely they could suffer from problems like work-related stress and could end up having to take time off work to recover from such problems.
Make sure every employee takes regular breaks, even if this means reducing their workload to allow them time to do this.