Many businesses are finding it harder to get and keep employees now than ever before. Employees often had the option of working from home during the pandemic, and a lot of them aren’t willing to go back to the office. 

Some may be worried about the risks of catching Covid in the office environment, while others just love working from home and aren’t thrilled about giving up the comforts of home at work. Lots of competition between businesses for good employees is creating a climate wherein employees can pick and choose where they want to work. 

Here are some tips to make your business one of the choices employees are most likely to select:

Offer the Luxuries of Home at Work

If your employees miss the comforts of home when they go to work, why not bring some of the conveniences of home into the office, or even offer luxuries that they may not have at home? Laundry room cabinets and facilities from a professional company like Capitol Kitchen & Bath may not be too expensive to install, but they will save your employees from having to make a stop at a laundromat, which can make your business more attractive to them.

Offer a Flexible Schedule

Perhaps your employees could do some work from home on certain days. Maybe they need to do all of their work at the office, but you can give them lots of options about when they’d like to come in. Providing something other than the standard 9 to 5 schedule can be an important way to get employees to consider working for you.

Develop Strong Camaraderie

One of the things that many employees have missed about going into the office is the feeling of working with other people towards a common goal. By building up the camaraderie at your office, you make it more likely that people will want to come to work. Foster good relationships at work by having parties, organizing outings, playing sports together, etc.

Take Good Care of Employees

One of the most obvious but underutilized ways to make employees love working for you is to take care of their interests. Pay your employees well, offer great benefits, and otherwise make sure that your employees are cared for and feel valued by your company. This way, you’ll be more likely to attract the best employees and less likely to lose them to your competition.

Attract and Keep the Best Employees

Finding and keeping great workers is harder now than ever before. However, by thinking carefully about what your employees need and looking for ways to offer it to them, you can make it much more likely that your employees will love working for you for years to come. 

By Eddy

Eddy is the editorial columnist in Business Fundas, and oversees partner relationships. He posts articles of partners on various topics related to strategy, marketing, supply chain, technology management, social media, e-business, finance, economics and operations management. The articles posted are copyrighted under a Creative Commons unported license 4.0. To contact him, please direct your emails to [email protected].