The 21st-century employees have obviously evolved from those of the early 19th-century. With innovation, creativity, and teamwork as the core principles of the adequate employee, the days of repetitive work and just waiting for a paycheck are out the door. As the workplace requirement has shifted, so have the wants of employees.
Thus, as an employer/manager, the question you need to ask yourself is what do the 21st-century workforce want? Don’t sweat it, KloverHarris has you covered already. In our research, employees seek a meaningful experience at work and a supportive, collaborative environment that appeals to their sense of purpose and human emotions.
With an insight into the need for more work-life balance, more personal well-being, and means of development. If these are not available, they look for it elsewhere.
As much as there are lots of persons seeking employment in the country, there are certain employees that organizations cannot afford to lose. And employees know that there is always just as good opportunities or even better elsewhere.
It is as a result of this that about 50% of all employees are still actively searching for job openings.
Employees are also customers
This is probably a strange thought, but we are in an age of companies putting employees on the same par as customers. Employees are your products/services, i.e. they interface with your clients. Some organizations even value them higher than clients. With an understanding that employees are a representation of your organization, we implore you to take advantage of these needs of employees:
Boss – Worker relationship
In Gallup’s State of the American Workplace, 70% of the variance in team engagement is the responsibility of the Boss. with this in mind, it is obvious that employees/workers are greatly influenced by their boss. Therefore, they are in a position to help identify their workers’ value and help guide them to their future.
There is what is called an employees’ lifecycle, and only about 10% is confident of their employees’ onboarding. It is of utmost importance that every employee must be put through the five stages of the life cycle. This enables every employee to identify with one another and build trust
Workers environment are meant to be tailored to their convenience and this should be placed in mind while the design is in progress. Likewise, the psychological environment.
Setting the conditions necessary to bring out employees’ energy, enthusiasm, and pride for what they do personally and professionally.