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3 Key Steps Your Business Can Take To Improve Employee Productivity

September 28, 2021
by
Isabella Goode

If you are a manager or business leader in general, you will need to be working hard with your employees to try and improve employee productivity levels. This article will go over three different key steps that you should look to implement sooner rather than later.

Improve Workplace Conditions

No employee anywhere in the world is going to be productive, or be able to be productive if they are working in below standard conditions. That’s why you should always be looking for ways to improve the conditions of the workplace. There will be workplace condition regulations that you need to meet as part of employment law, as well as employment rights for employees who work for you.

For example, you will need to provide adequate levels of natural lighting throughout the day, as well as fresh air, so that your employees have their health in check. You will also need to be paying them at least a minimum wage, whilst also offering regular breaks every few hours as according to the law.

Implement Internal Mobility

If you work in HR or are a business leader in general, then you will need to know all about internal mobility and how it can help improve your business. First, you should know what it means before diving into how it could help.

It refers to the idea of moving your employees around within your organisation. This means you will take them from one area of work to another, something either similar or completely different in which you think they have the skills for. This will allow your employees to find new opportunities within the organisation, taking on different roles and projects away from their regular responsibilities.

These jobs may be jobs that you usually had to find freelancers for, or had to externally recruit instead. But now, you will have employees who find new chances within their work to help change their working habits. You’d be surprised at how much engagement your employees will get from expanding their skillset and changing their routines.

In turn, you will have more productivity across the board with a team you know and trust, without the need to look outwards unless necessary. You can read more about internal mobility from HR specialists Randstad RiseSmart, who offer a range of solutions for your employees to help retain talent and grow as a business.

Offer Work-Based Benefits

Employees who are offered some form of workplace benefit will generally work harder within this organisation. This will especially be true for benefits that are earned for meeting certain criteria of productivity. For example, if it's sales, you can tell your employees that there will be a cash bonus each month for meeting a sales target.

Away from monetary benefits, you can offer extra holiday days, or offer discounts and perks from facilities nearby. One thing you should do is speak to your employees to find out what they would like through a benefits system. You may find this more informative and helpful, as you will then have employees working for something that you know they want.

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