Small business owners who take a keen interest in new workplace trends can attract and retain talent, a vital element of success. Since virtually every decade sees a shift in workplace requirements due to the evolution of tech and economy, it’s important to know and adopt new trends when they are well established like standard practices.
Women today start many new ventures than they did in the past decades. The emergence of women entrepreneurs and investors is a welcome development, and good for the state of small businesses, as they bring in fresh and new perspectives. Unfortunately, there aren’t any exclusive women’s business loans that cater to them.
The Millennial generation has brought in huge shifts at both the workplace and consumer preferences. After them, there could be another similar shift when Generation Z enters the economy. All of them are digital natives, prefer flexibility, and have a unique perspective on work and life. For small businesses, these are important factors to consider at work and in business.
The workplace ambience and atmosphere is part of the culture of workplace. Small businesses that meet the expectations of employees in terms of what makes them comfortable can expect to retain them and attract more talented staff.
Perks and rewards at workplace can make a big difference to productivity. The nature of gifts and perks too has changed. Small businesses can tap into these new trends and adopt new ways to reward, including vouchers, prepaid cards, memberships to spas and wellness clubs, yoga classes, etc.
Flexible working hours and work from home are two practices, which when adopted, are bound to be listed as positives in employee reviews. Technology now makes it possible for anyone to work from anywhere. Making use of apps, cloud tech, the intranet, and special team and collaboration apps and platforms can easily allow staff to stay connected when they can’t come to the office for work. Needless to say, such practices go a long way to increase employee satisfaction, and in turn, business success.