Everyone knows that fitting in at work is more than a matter of having all the right skills on your resume. It’s just as important to fit in with the culture and feel comfortable.
As an employer, you can control your company culture. For example, is it formal or casual? Do your employees have to get permission for any time off or do you offer them unlimited time off?
Company culture matters because it plays a huge role in employee job satisfaction. And when employees are happy, they tend to appreciate the place they work.
Here’s an overview of how company culture can help you develop loyalty in your employees, with some ideas you may want to implement.
Set the Tone Early
First of all, all employees should have a positive experience, starting from when they first meet your hiring manager. If you show respect and courtesy from the get-go, good things will follow.
Your employees will start their first day knowing that they’re valued and they’ll be more likely to put their best efforts into their work. Use this strategy to set your business apart from others by showing that your company culture is a cut above the rest, from day one!
Unfortunately, many otherwise successful companies experience a chronic, high employee turnover rate. And the underlying cause is, you guessed it, a bad company culture that makes employees feel unappreciated, invisible, or disposable.
Once things start to turn sour, it can be hard to reverse course. But you can counter a bad reputation by encouraging feedback from employees and then making changes to the extent that you can. You’ll find that employee happiness increases, and your workers will start to lose any feelings of resentment they may have.
Invest In Employee Health and Wellbeing
You’ve probably heard of employee health and wellness plans. Companies sign up for various packages that provide resources like stress management, fitness memberships, free wellness checkups, and more. Participating in a plan like this is a great way to show your employees that they matter and create a culture of high morale.
Other ideas include scheduling regular company-wide outings to sports events, encouraging participation in after-hours sports leagues, or Friday happy hours. You could also implement work-from-home days and offer generous paid time off.
While you may not be able to offer every perk out there, pick the ones that make sense for your line of work and be consistent. This will go a long way towards creating a company culture that your employees will love!
Make Healthy Company Culture Part of Your Business Strategy
Creating a healthy, happy place to work should be the priority of every successful business. If you care about your employees, you will find that they love their jobs and do their best work.
To find out more about how to create healthy company culture as part of your business strategy, contact us. If you have experienced high turnover and would like to fix it, we can help. We work with many San Diego employers and can help you find the perfect candidates for your open roles.
Our years of experience have helped us see firsthand what fosters employee loyalty, and we would be more than happy to pass on this knowledge to you! So get in touch with us today!