In this competitive environment it’s not only about keeping customers happy or worrying about what the competition is up to, you need to be aware of your employees.
Hiring is just the start to creating a strong team. Next, you have to keep good staff. High employee turnover costs employers & business owners not only time and productivity but also affects the bottom line. Many employers CloudShift included are proactively looking at ways to retain good staff. But what does it all come, down to why do employees feel the need to look for greener pastures, what makes a good employer? Is it money? Flexible working arrangements – work, life, balance? Colleagues? Perhaps the working environment? Or it could just be its not the job they thought it was.
Employers need to recognise its not always about the money, sure we all want to earn a good income and support ourselves but we also want to have pride in our job and the company we work for, employees want to feel happy and a good employer wants to create an environment where their people want to come to work.
Here at CloudShift we know that without engaged and loyal employees, our business simply cannot function, let’s be honest without employees and customers we have no business. CloudShift values our people we believe people build business and we want to ensure everyone who works for us feels important, valued, loyal and proud.
According to Perkbox 61% of the UK’s workforce is ‘disengaged’. This means they are not passionate about their jobs or loyal to their companies and costs the UK economy £340 billion a year. Engaging your employees boosts productivity and makes your company a more attractive place to work. This is exactly why CloudShift chooses to offer all employees access to Perkbox an online reward and recognition program that has options suitable for all. CloudShift also thinks birthdays are important and all employees receive a gift and card on their special day.
As well as the rewards and recognition CloudShift is proud to be part of Pledge 1%. Pledge 1% is a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product, and employee time for their communities. Read more about how CloudShift has been involved.
Creating the right company culture is not an easy task, especially for a small business but if we can create the right environment and our employees work with pride and feel successful then we are on the right track.
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