It’s no secret that the modern employee is far different from the staff member of five years ago. As an employer, knowing what your staff expects from you and your leadership team can be challenging. Let’s take a look at some of the expectations workers have for their employers and how to live up to those values.
The modern employee values respect on all levels from their employers. In a report from the Society for Human Resource Management, data suggests that “72% of female employees and 57% of male employees indicate that “respectful treatment of all employees at all levels” is a very important contributor to job satisfaction.”
This means that leadership needs to treat all members of the team with the same amount of consideration and attentiveness. Incorporate transparency and open communication into the company culture. When people feel respected, they are more likely to work hard and be an asset to the business as a whole.
Business culture has become more important than ever to those who are scouting a new working environment. They might ask themselves things like:
- Does this company stand for the same things that I do?
- What are the morals and values of the company?
- How does the company impact the community?
When employees can relate to a business that has shared values, they will feel more connected to their job’s purpose. You can clearly communicate your company culture to the employees via your company mission statement. Craft a statement that shares the goals and mission of the company, something that your brand truly stands for and cares about.
Modern employees need to have ample growth opportunities in their career path. This prevents them from feeling stagnant and unchallenged, as well as provides them with ways to see growth in their professional lives.
This not only benefits the individual in their career path but can be a boon to the company as a whole. Professional development and continued industry education throughout the employee’s time at the company can also increase retention and promote upward mobility.
The modern staff member does not appreciate being micro-managed and wants to feel like they are trusted by the company and the leaders to do their job correctly. Give your employees the right tools to do their job and the support to do it well. Let them know where they can reach out for help, but people want the trust of their leaders first and foremost. It’s about having the right balance of support and autonomy.
As your business navigates the modern workspace, you’ll need the right staffing support along the way — and Integrity Staffing Services can help. Contact us today to get in touch or learn more about the solutions you need to drive better business results.