If you asked your staff to review your business on site such as Glassdoor or Indeed, how do you think that you would get on? This is an issue which many companies now face and they are beginning to see that despite what they previously thought, their workplace is in fact not an altogether happy place. These reviews just as important for businesses as customer reviews because in order to attract the very best staff, your business must be considered to be a good place to work. A perfect example a positive workplace is Best Version Media, an international publishing company who have clearly created a super positive and vibrant culture which brings together the very best people in the industry. If you want high caliber staff and a happy workforce, you must ensure that you are doing your bit to create it, and here is what Best Version Media have done which their staff love.
Work Hard Play Hard
There should always be an injection of fun into the workplace and as long as you are careful and make sure that you are actually striking a balance between work and fun, you can achieve great results. Staff are more inspired and energetic when they have a smile on their face and even if they don’t adore their job, they will work hard if they know that they can have a bit of fun at the same time. Best Version Media have created a relaxed and friendly culture where the staff are rewarded for great work and they invest time and money to make sure that the workplace has a fun and positive vibe.
Making staff feel valued is one of the most basic requirements for a business but it is unfortunately something which not enough companies do. Valuing staff is about listening to their ideas, giving them one to one attention, taking an interest in their lives and rewarding them for outstanding work. Staff are not just numbers and you must ensure that you never treat them as such. If staff feel valued like they do at Best Version Media then you will see a huge uplift in productivity and happiness, something which is infections and will help them whole team.
Our staff have personal needs that a business must support with, this could be vacation time, doctor’s appointments, a lat start or an early finish or perhaps even a day of working from home. What companies like Best Version Media do is to be flexible with these working arrangements in order to offer their employees both support and the chance to deal with any personal issues. So many companies and teams of management have issues with the fact that the staff have lives outside of the workplace and can often be a stick in the mud when staff need something. If you can be flexible and open to a member of staff having such needs, within reason of course, then you will be showing respect to them and the result is that you gain it back from the member of staff, resulting in better productivity and an inclination to help the business when it is required.
Best Version Media have created a vibrant and positive culture around their workplace which results in high level work, high caliber staff wanting to work there and a team who are willing to give their all for the business. Follow in their footsteps and you can do the same for your business.