Learn what employees are looking for at work

February 3, 20141:00 pm338 views
Learn what employees are looking for at work
Learn what employees are looking for at work

A lot of things involving work go many changes – business systems, technology, talent selections and even the way the younger generation of employees work. Indeed, if human resource management wants to be successful in recruiting and retaining the best talents in the job market it must send the message that it understands what employees are looking for at work and that they support it.

Purposeful work

Like everyone else, we work for a personal purpose; that is to support our families. But aside from that we work because we want to be a part of something relevant and important; we want to be contributors of success. An organization that allows creative ideas to flow from their employees and actually help to make those ideas work is not just a boost in their morale but to their burning passion for purposeful work.

Help in reaching their goals

HR managers understand that workers need support in materializing their professional goals. It pays to work in an organization that continues to see and nurture potentials among employees not only to prepare them for greater challenges at work but also to overcome these challenges successfully.

Instill sense of trust by giving them responsibilities

When trust is given, one good thing leads to another. Trust empowers workers to think and make careful steps when dealing with work responsibilities; trust is also paid forward by being open for help especially in team work. Developing a culture of trust helps workers understand that they can do more work done by being creative than competitive – a gesture that is uplifting to both their spirit and self-esteem.

Respect in their work personality

HR managers understand the adage “different strokes for different folks” and the same applies to employees’ need for freedom of personal work style expression that is best for them. This is especially true for the new generation of workers or the babies of digital technology; they are quick in finding new ways of doing things, and a lot of times they never fail to deliver quality work. So long as you provide them with proper metrics of their work efficiency, they will take it upon themselves to improve their efficiency as well as productivity.

Offer flexibility

With telecommuting on the rise, more and more employees now prefer this type of work set-up, not because of lack of interest in traditional office interaction but because they want to keep a healthy balance between personal and professional life. HR managers know this to be true: the fast-paced lifestyle, both at work and home, makes it hard for everyone to keep up – something’s got to give. In the interest of work, some highly competitive employees would give up engagement with family. And if the worker is a talented one but refuses to sacrifice his family, he starts to become less and less interested at work. By not allowing work flexibility among employees there will be a “casualty” and the situation would definitely cause a distraction for inspired work.



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Article Contributed by HR in Asia‘s Team.

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