The workplace dynamic is changing rapidly, and it’s kind of wild to watch. There was nothing more normal than working at a desk, getting into work at 9 and leaving work at 5. You would head to the break room to grab another coffee, attend your necessary meetings, and even have lunch with colleagues every once and a while. It doesn’t get more conventional than that. Well, it would seem that this typical work day is drifting further away from ‘the normal,’ and moving closer to out-dated or even endangered for the average employee.
As an employer in 2017, the majority of the people you hire moving forward are going to be millennials. This generation is tech-savvy, self-sufficient, and is desperate to change the world. 9 to 5’s are not appealing to them, and are in fact considered a failure in some cases. So the question becomes, how can we modify our work-place dynamic in order to attract this new breed of employees? We’ve got some suggestions for you:
- Work Hours
Work hours have experienced a massive change recently. According to CNN, the number of telecommuting workers has increased 115% in a decade! In order to attract millennial employees, flexible work hours are a huge benefit. Being so lenient is often met with resistance, and it’s often assumed employees will take advantage. However, according to a 2016 survey of American remote works, about 91% of people who work from home feel they’re more productive than when they’re in an office. We understand making this kind of change is drastic, and can often change the office environment quite significantly. But it’s important to acknowledge the speed at which this shift is happening, and the positive effects it can have. Still feeling hesitant? Here are some facts from Forbes:
“Best Buy introduced a flexible work program that ended up seeing a 35 percent jump in employee productivity.”
“A ConnectSolutions study also found that 77 percent of remote workers get more done in fewer hours thanks to fewer distractions like meetings, conversations, and noisy coworkers.”
“On top of that, remote workers take fewer sick days and less vacation time, giving them more work days overall.”
- Work/Life Balance
Non-work related activities at work. Sounds so simplistic, but it can make a huge difference in the office. According to Forbes, non-work related team building is the most important investment you’ll make because it builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication and increases collaboration. A great example of this is L-3 Wescam in Ontario, Canada. Their workplace wellness program features lunch-time volleyball, after-work intramural soccer, yoga classes, and even a support group for smokers. These simple activities encourage employees to participate, bring people together and increase the overall morale in the office. They also improve communication skills amongst work teams, allow each member a chance to take charge, and provide stress relief for overwhelming work days.
- Corporate Mobile App
Lastly, you cannot modernize your workplace without upping your technology game, and this is crucial. Your new generation of employees rely heavily on technology in so many aspects of work, and many are expertly skilled with it. A great way to attract this new league of employees is through an efficient, sleek, multi-functioning corporate app that is available to all employees.
Hangry’s Corporate Office Mobile app features both a loyalty program for employee wellness, and mobile ordering for office dining locations. Hangry’s corporate office mobile ordering allows you to order food from your phone and have it delivered directly to your desk. In addition, if you feel like going for a walk, Hangry also provides you the option to go down to your office café and pick up your food while completely avoiding the line.
With Hangry’s Loyalty and Rewards feature, you can house all your employee wellness initiatives, and reward employees for participation and loyalty. What do we mean by this? Well, Hangry’s point-based loyalty program allows you to place point values on anything within the app. This can include ordering food, rating/reviewing, and eating at certain office locations. But that is just the beginning – this point-based system works for any wellness initiative. Some examples include: earning points for carpooling (you could create a program where employees track their carbon footprint), earning points for participating in workshops or company events, or even bringing a water bottle into work and participating in sustainability. The beauty of this program is that the options are endless. Once the points are earned, employees are able to redeem them for prizes in your company rewards store (all housed within your app).
With Hangry’s company branded app; all your company wellness offerings and initiatives are housed in one place, and can be accessed by all employees, at all times. With our points-based system, you are able to provide incentive to your employees to participate in company wellness. Our multi-faceted software enterprise has one goal: to provide the ultimate employee experience.
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