When it comes to running a business, you often start with just yourself. You tend to work from home, focus on everything you are doing and working all of the hours to move your business forward. However, once your business starts to grow, you tend to hire people to tackle on roles, maybe even having your own premises or offices to consider. So when you do have employees you need to ensure that they feel comfortable in your business. So I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can do that.
Having the right facilities for food and drink
When it comes to having your staff in a working environment, you need to make sure they have the right facilities. People need to be able to eat and drink, and so making sure you have these sorts of facilities is essential. It could be as simple as access to water and a microwave and fridge, or even full on facilities including a Pressurized Mini Keg of coffee and providing lunch. However you choose to do it, having the right level of facilities will keep staff happy and comfortable throughout the day, with energy and feeling ready for any challenge set of them.
Incentives to keep them motivated
The next thing to think about would be to keep them motivated to do there job and an excellent way to do this would be through incentives. I guess there is an argument to say that staff should be willing to do their jobs anyway, but if youa have a final push needed on sales or just want to reach a target you have set then incentives such as money options or prizes could be advantageous to you and your business.
A nice environment to work in
The environment in which your staff work in is important. We have already discussed having food and drink facilities but it is so much more than that. The environment needs to be clean and tidy, so that people feel comfortable there. You also need to think about the temperature. Weather can plumet from hot to cold during the highs of each season, and so keeping an office cool in the summer and warm in the winter will be a high priority for you. This is so your employees feel able to continue to do their jobs.
Having the right health and safety policies in place
Finally, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the right level of health and safety policies in place for your employees. You also have a duty of care to ensure that they are able to do their work and what you expect of them. This is when regular risk assessments can become hugely beneficial to your business so that you preempt any issues that you might face in the future.
I hope that this has made you more aware of some of the ways that you can ensure that you staff feel comfortable in your business.