Did you know that your boss has a third eye?
Is it true? Does your boss know you well? If the answer is “Yes”, then you are one of those lucky people who love to be in office every morning. Not many of us are as happy as you are. There are a very few offices who can make their employees feel at home.
It’s high time that employers gear up to know their employees well. So, what do they do? Do they hold assembly every morning, talk to the employees and preach them about life before they disperse for their day’s work? Absolute No No! Moral science classes do not help. So, what else does?
If you are thinking that the solution is to approach every employee, enquire about their problems and solve them, you are wrong. There’s no scope for charity as professionalism is the key here. Some employers conduct anonymous employee-satisfaction survey, but that’s also not a full proof. The trick is to get acquainted with the employees and develop a relationship. Managements are constantly trying to be more transparent with their staff. They celebrate employee birthdays and anniversaries, arrange annual parties, and even create recreational corners where staff can relax, socialize and nurture their thoughts.
Healthcare policies, flexi working hours and maternity leaves are something which most organizations offer. The bet is to offer something more innovative which nobody else has ever thought of. It doesn’t matter if it’s radical.
At Domino’s they did it differently. Do not be surprised if you hear a dog’s bark when you are calling to order Pizzas from Domino’s. Maggie Monaghan, who’s a public relations manager at Domino’s doesn’t mind working late as she can bring her pet to office if her day’s work gets stretched. Maybe, not so popular in India but several companies now in different countries allow employees to bring their pets to office.
After all, it’s a matter of business and companies need to be intelligent in extracting the best out of their employees. This can be achieved only by creating a comfort zone for their people. It’s always a competitive advantage for companies to have good employees on board. When companies are tightening their purse strings, losing good employees prove costly to employers. High rate of attrition level costs a company its training time and makes coworkers insecure. Moreover, the time and money spent on hiring a new person adds to the expense list. So, good companies are trying their best to develop a rapport with their staff members.
Certain software companies are hiring professional child-care facilitators for the benefit of their female staff who can bring their kids to office, leave them in proper care and give the best at their work station. A company is best known by its people, so in an interconnected work culture employer branding is rational. Though a company’s success depends on its aspirations, there’s no doubt that its abilities to deliver the promises to its employees help it to grow.