There is a lot of stress in the world today, and the workplace is one of the main areas that supply this. Getting your workplace in tiptop condition, supporting your teams with the correct tools, equipment, and support in order for them to get their job roles completed, and listening to them when they feel that they have suggestions on how to make working life easier for all concerned are the easiest ways to improve and reduce stress levels for all your workplace employees.
Improving working conditions
Make sure that your working environment is kept clean, and this is not just about the floor and work surfaces but also to ensure that air conditioning units are kept workplace serviced and well maintained, as well as personal facilities such as locker rooms and bathrooms.
Air conditioning units that have not been well-maintained harbor bacteria that can cause respiratory problems and illnesses. Obviously, locker rooms, bathrooms, and canteens are other areas where infections can be transferred, and that can harbor bacteria.
In this day and age where there is a very strong focus on hygiene, and for a good reason, it is important to take the stress of the unclean working environment out of your employees’ lives.
It is important to give your employees support when they require it and this, of course, is in their everyday life. By supporting your employees and providing them with the correct workplace resources and tools so that they can complete their job roles to a superior standard workplace, you are not only taking the stress out of their day but also reaping the benefits for your business.
In department areas such as payroll, there is more than enough stress to go around. By providing your HR department with software that is not only payroll specific but also integrates with other areas of your HR department’s workload, you will be reducing their stress levels. Therefore, you will be able to get them working to their optimum levels and get them improving working environments for all your employees.
Listen to your employees and act
It is a good idea to listen to what your employees have to say about your business and how they think that you can improve matters for everybody’s benefit. To do this, you may want to have a suggestion box put in your employees’ canteen so that they have total access to it whenever an idea comes to mind.
In order for this to work, it is important that it remains totally anonymous. This way, you will get true feedback rather than a lot of employees too scared to write the truth for fear of losing their jobs.
Once you have these ideas, with a committee of other workplace employees, you should go through them and decide in which order they will need to be workplace addressed. Let all your employees know what has been put forward within the improvement proposals and what you intend to do about them, draw up a schedule and work to it.
If you do not listen to your employees or you carry on thinking that all is ok with your business, you may find that your employee retention rate grows, and your business will start to fail.