by Jacqueline McClure, Genesis Background Screening Services
Your company has probably noticed that there is a major shift in the workplace. You may have also experienced some disconnect between your traditional workplace policies and the employees that you are trying to attract and retain.
With nearly half of the U.S. workforce being comprised of women and the Millennials replacing the Baby Boomers as the largest group of workers, it is easy to understand this disconnect.
Women typically are empowered by organizations that value collaboration and communication – preferring a less hierarchical environment. They tend to have work styles that are more relationship based and transparent.
Millennials also prefer transparency and consider it a critical tool for them to produce quality work. Being involved and knowledgeable about their company’s operations and strategies help them understand their role and impact within the company and increases their job satisfaction.
It is old school thinking to assume that if someone wants to work at your company, they will just have to adapt to outdated policies. Actually the adjustments will need to be made by companies hoping to attract and retain the best employees; it’s important to keep up with the expectations of the majority of employees.
New research is showing that both women and Millennials prefer more flexibility in regard to where and when they complete their work. Not only does flexibility empower working parents, but also can create greater levels of employee satisfaction. Flexible work hours don’t have to be a problem for the employer–with clearly defined guidelines, employees know when they must be in the office and comply with the structure that is necessary for smooth operations. A company culture that values employees’ work product more than actual hours spent in the office encourages more problem solving and creativity that will help you grow your bottom line.
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