Now more than ever, it’s vital for employers to consistently attract fresh talent as baby boomers enter retirement. Similarly, once an employee is on-boarded, companies should make an effort to keep them to prevent the knowledge drain associated with high turnover. Offering a competitive benefits package is the first line of defense, but it’s often not enough. Instead, companies should see what products or services will make employees’ lives easier and help them do their jobs more effectively each day.
It can be easy for new hires to get overwhelmed with training materials and supplies during their first week or so. If you’re going to provide them with books of information, make sure they have a place to keep everything! A book rack with dividers will keep necessary textbooks and binders handy and organized. For smaller packets and handbooks, a simple letter tray should do the job.
Similarly, having easy access to pens, pencils, tape, paper clips, etc., is important. Adding a desk drawer organizer to each workstation will help ensure that daily necessities are always quick to find. And you’ll get bonus points for stocking the organizer with essentials ahead of time.
Health and wellness have taken center stage in many workplaces. But you don’t need to provide each employee with a gym membership to show that you’re committed to employee wellbeing. Incorporating products that promote activity can be as simple as having ergonomic exercise balls available in addition to normal office chairs. This gives workers the ability to stay fit while sitting at their desks.
If you want employees who are engaged in their work, you must allow for some motivational material. It helps to have an open policy that allows workers to decorate their spaces within reason, but also consider adding posters that reinforce a message of productivity and teamwork. Plain meeting rooms can easily be transformed into collaborative spaces with a few well-placed motivational posters.
By creating a workplace that fosters creativity, wellness, and organization, you’ll be making an investment in your employees’ wellbeing and productivity. People like to stay where they feel appreciated and cared for, which is easy enough to achieve by making some simple additions to the office. Stamar has a full range of office supplies to choose from. Speak with one of our representatives at 877-782-6273 to determine which products meet your needs.