As individuals we are built to take on a different perspective to life and a new personality when we are appreciated and have finally found a place we can thrive in. Only then are we dreamers, innovators, creative thinkers and are willing to go the extra mile to complete tasks that fall under our purview. However, in most workplaces today, we rarely spot such individuals as customer/client satisfaction has taken precedence over employee satisfaction.
From entrepreneurial businesses to multinational companies and other established enterprises, workforce productivity is directly linked to an optimistic perspective to any given job role. A salary increase is not always a key reason for an employee to remain in or leave an organization but the latter in fact is related to feeling unappreciated, undervalued and as though one’s contribution to a company’s growth is insufficient. Studies have shown that a workforce that is happy and satisfied creates a stress-free, pleasurable working environment and in turn generates higher revenue. Before targeting the large digits in terms of profit percentages, it is therefore clear that every employer should first strive for a gratified and engaged workforce.
Provide Room to Grow
Resourceful employees with initiative do not thrive trapped in a cubicle seated behind a computer and a pile of files dabbling with the same tasks day after day. If one were to get the best out of such employees, it is important to assign tasks and constantly challenge and improve their set of skills and expertise. A company can facilitate this by exposing employees to business related forums outside the company, fund pursuit of higher education and allow participation in mentorships programs and workshops. Such gestures by the company immediately communicates obligation to learn, find new approaches to everyday tasks and invites playing a crucial role in the problem-solving processes.
Offer Flexible Work Options
The dreary, mechanical eight-to-five jobs are soon losing popularity with the increasing options of working from home and moreover, awareness of the importance of a work-life balance. Companies have strict targets that have to be met by the end of every week, month and financial year but now employees don’t have to be seated at a desk within the premises to achieve the said targets. Smartphones, Wi-Fi networks and widespread internet usage has enabled working from anywhere in the world, even in the comfort of your own home. This enables employees to achieve their set of goals even if they are not physically present in office. This builds trust between the employee and employer leading to higher levels of productivity.
In order to make easy the tasks of keeping track of total working hours (within the premises and outside), wages, absenteeism, study leave, business trips and other particulars related to workforce turnout, an Attendance Management System in Hong Kong can be put in place. This will save the time and effort invested in manually calculating working hours and wages accordingly, eliminate possible human errors that can occur during calculation, reduce time taken to verify data and produce analytical, comprehensive reports to the higher levels of the company hierarchy.
An Attendance Management System ensures improved control of the workforce, enhances labour productivity, promotes efficient use of personnel and finances and supports decision-making processes in all levels.
Define Specific Goals
Studies have shown that in the face of a clearly defined goal, employees strive to endeavor to meet the specific requirement by putting their expertise to best use. Defining goals give employees a sense of purpose and direction in terms of what is expected of them within their job description and daily quota of work. Providing a roadmap with specific aims that have to be met also enables the employee to track and evaluate progress, increasing overall productivity of the workforce and collectively moving the company forward towards the higher digits and percentages.