Is it acceptable to type the word ‘LOVE’ in the same sentence as ‘EMPLOYEE’ or ‘EMPLOYER’?
Isn’t love something you leave at home or with your family and friends? Should Employers ‘love’ their employees? Should employees ‘love’ their Employer? Wow! Is there even a right answer? Probably not! In our humble experience, if employees feel valued and wanted, this can amount to a type of ‘love’. We all desire this surely? A sense that we belong, a sense that someone cares for us, about our day, about our future, about our growth? Employers that already have strategies and mechanisms in place to permit such senses to Employees, tend to have the advantage over their competitors who do not, and when it comes to attrition, they will certainly have the upper hand, particularly if the HR team are equipped at branding and marketing of the Company. How do you spread the love? How will you show your appreciation for your staff above and beyond paying them?
At MercuryHR, Hampshire HR Consultants, we have regular pay reviews in line with ability and aptitude, we invest in personal development, extra benefits for service length, we have regular away day/team events, ad-hoc recognition gifts, birthday acknowledgements with gifts, sporadic early finishes, not forsaking assisting with food and refreshments for the office, throwing in the occasional breakfast or meal and we are very sensitive to family needs. We strive to be a sought after employer and we learn a lot from our staff, their feelings, their opinions and feedback. As a company with people at the heart of what we do, we will always create new ways of spreading the love.