Organisations, in every sector up and down the country, are facing challenges in recruiting and retaining competent staff. Unfortunately, the great resignation is still with us, and remains a huge problem, as staff are tempted by higher salaries and other staff benefits.
It is not only high salaries that is encouraging staff to move on, however.
Lack of communication and leadership can be enough to tip some staff over the edge and can result in them joining a competitor.
One of the ways in which an organisation can attract and retain talented staff is to ensure that their culture is strong and that the business owners understand what needs to be done to improve the situation if there are issues. They must not overlook the importance of keeping staff up to date with major changes and do what they can to encourage staff engagement.
An organisational culture is made up of shared values, beliefs, and assumptions about how people should behave and interact, how decisions should be made and how work activities should be conducted. Key factors in an organisation’s culture include its history and environment as well as the people who lead and work for it.
The team at HR2day recently worked with a client who wanted to look at ways to enhance their organisation’s culture and ways in which they could increase employee engagement.
The HR2day team suggested a wide range of staff benefits for consideration (both financial and non-financial). A staff survey was also suggested to fully understand how staff were feeling about the organisation that they worked for. The team felt that it was important that staff could be honest with their feedback, and forthcoming with suggestions for improvement, and they therefore recommended that the survey should be anonymous and that they should manage the process. It would also allow them to see if employees were extrinsically or intrinsically motivated and how this relates to benefits (motivated by several factors).
Once the survey was drafted, it was distributed to employees and a deadline was set for completion. Feedback and other information were collated and the HR2day team provided a report to the management team.
The outcome was really positive; The HR2day team was able to advise on several HR initiatives to improve employee engagement – all of which the client hand not thought of. The company implemented cost-effective initiatives to improve employee engagement and satisfaction.
As with this client, when this process is managed and implemented successfully it will lead to higher employee retention, employee development, increased productivity etc.
If you need to speak to someone about organisational culture, then give the team at HR2day a call on 01325 288299 (opt 2) or email [email protected]