The secret to retaining top remote talent

A team celebrating an achievement as their employers have listened to their requests and provided more work flexibility in order to retain top talent.

The key to a company’s success is its ability to  recruit and retain the best talent.  Boosting employee experience, helping employees advance in their careers, and investing in their future prospects within the company should be top priorities.

In a world struck by a global pandemic, the steps that businesses must take to prevent employee turnover and the loss of their top employees are evolving. The new normal has created a rise in remote working opportunities providing for a great work-life balance. Thus, employers face the challenge of having to fight for their employees. 

Fear not... Wurkr is back with our tips to help you boost employee experience and retain your most valued talent in this changing environment. 

 

1. Do more

Go a step further than your competitors in providing job flexibility. Location has always been an important factor in job procurement. However, work from home has given workers a taste of the freedom booting the commute provides. Many employees could be setting their sights on moving away from expensive cities to the idyllic countryside. By proving flexible or remote working opportunities, your employees can experience the best of both worlds - living where they want whilst doing the job they love. However, implementing long-term hybrid and remote working solutions does not only benefit the employees. Your company could also cast a wider net when searching for the best talent. Instead of being limited to one city, the world could literally be your oyster. 

 

A remote worker eating the deliveroo lunch provided by their employer for a team lunch in order to boost team morale and the employee experience

 

2. Actually Boost Employee Experience

In a WFH world, employee benefits must be reevaluated. A distributed team cannot make the most of an office’s free snacks and a ping pong table from their homes. But there are other ways to actually boost your employees’ remote working experience. Consider offering stipends for WFH work spaces. Perhaps free snacks could be translated into a free UberEats or Deliveroo meal per month to be “shared” via a virtual work lunch. Not only will you be acknowledging your employees for their hard work but the virtual event would double as a team building exercise. If you are stuck for ideas consider asking your team about what could benefit them. This could be an extra long lunch, a voucher for an ergonomic chair or a virtual team pottery class- just make sure that your gestures are adding value to your employees’ experience. 


3. Efficient communication

Just because you can’t physically drop by someone’s office or cubicle doesn’t mean you can’t still virtually connect with your team . Wurkr allows you to streamline your team’s communication with everything all in one place. With the click of a button, you can “pop in” to ask for help or for a quick well-being chat. Our platform makes it easier for your staff to communicate via audio, video and messaging. There is no need for endless email chains and stressing over whether you should end a message with ‘Kind Regards’ or ‘Many Thanks’. Furthermore, the office floor plan allows you to see who is at work and their availability so you don’t distract your colleagues from important tasks. Streamline your virtual communication today by signing up for your own free trial virtual workspace here.

By following the three tips above, you will be able to boost your employee experience and retain your top talent. Now remember that this is a secret to be shared so spread the word!

 

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