3 Tips to Become a Best Place to Work in Tech
For most tech companies, competition for top talent is fierce. As an employer in one of today’s most popular job markets, it’s sink or swim for technology leaders. So how do you make sure you stay afloat? In addition to creating a strong benefits package, make sure you’re also thinking outside the box for ways to engage your employees. Here are three strategies to help you attract and retain top talent.
1. Create a plan for personally connecting with employees.
Whether it’s a high-five or a handwritten note, consistent and genuine appreciation are vital to becoming a great place to work. Oh, and people like being appreciated in different ways, so it’s important to understand your employees’ preferences.
When appreciating someone, be specific by naming accomplishments. Tell them exactly what you’re proud of and explain how their efforts made a difference. It doesn’t take much time, effort or money to personalize appreciation, but the improvements in engagement and retention could be significant.
2. Incorporate wellness into your culture.
Wellness means different things to different people – so have fun with it and allow for a little personalization! Create friendly competition by giving everyone an opportunity to join. From organization-wide themed competitions to a comprehensive wellness platform that allows employees to earn points on physical, mental and financial wellness, there’s something for everyone.
3. Establish an employee-driven charitable program.
Assurance, through its Assurance Caring Together (ACT) program, provides each employee with a paid day off to volunteer. This has become one of our top engagement scorers. Giving employees official opportunities to give back to their communities can play an integral role in driving purpose at work.
With tech companies offering more extravagant and better benefits these days, it’s important to ensure your organization remains competitive. Ultimately, benefits have the power to positively affect your culture and how your employees view their workplace.
To learn more about how you can become a Best Place to Work, contact a member of the ‘A’ Team.
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