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What Do Employees Actually Want?

As society continues to evolve, the demands that employees have from their respective employees have also seen a dramatic shift. Unfortunately, this has made a challenging situation for employers that are trying to keep up with the demand to attract top talent while also retaining their best employees. But what do employees actually want from employers and how can your business be more accommodating to these needs? Keep reading this article to find out!

In modern times, employers are often bombarded with different tips and new trends that are designed to keep different generations of the workforce happy. However, even when keeping up with these trends, it’s harder than ever for businesses to not only attract top talent but also retain the talent that they have worked so hard to recruit in the past. While competitive pay and great benefits are a big factor in the minds of employees, here are some of the desires that may be more important than a paycheck for them:

Increased Flexibility

Do you currently offer your employees the option of having a flexible schedule? While this may not be feasible for every industry, it is incredibly important for modern businesses that can provide these accommodations for their employees. In fact, according to a 2016 survey, 84% of working parents said a flexible schedule is the most important factor when looking for a new career path. By providing this option to your employees and potential candidates, you can make your workplace one they will want to stay with for years to come.

Focused Health and Well-Being Plans

Everyone wants to live a healthier and happier life. If you can help them achieve this through targeted health and well-being plans, you could ensure that employees stick around just for this benefit. Some options to achieve this may include adding complementary health plan options into your employee packages or investing in on-site gym equipment that employees can utilize to cut down expensive gym membership fees. Find the root of what your employees want to meet this goal and provide it to them for added impact.

Opportunities for Growth

No employee wants to feel like they are working towards a goal without the goal being present. For this reason, it is important to ensure that your top talent has opportunities for growth that include not only new responsibilities but also opportunities for wage increases. By the same token, it is important to ensure that your employees feel like they are working towards a goal and not just scraping by to get a paycheck. With this in mind, you can create a workplace that your employees love to be a part of each day instead of dreading falling into mundane patterns.

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