How Top Companies Motivate Their Employees
Top employers know that hiring and training new employees is the easiest part of recruitment. Employee retention, on the other hand, requires companies to really think hard about which strategies will truly motivate their employees to stay.
There are some companies though who have taken employee motivation to a whole new level with their unique yet effective strategies. Just check out what these top companies have done in order to keep their employees happy.
Google is well-known for the awesome perks it provides its employees, from free food, reimbursement of legal expenses, generous maternity benefits and more. Also notable is their Googleplex, which features, among other benefits, an onsite doctor, free fitness center, trainer and facility for washing clothes. It’s no wonder the company got the top spot on Glassdoor’s list of Best Places to Work in 2015.
Campbell Soup Company’s On-site Kindergarten and After-school Programs
Parents must love working for Campbell. Not only do they receive 100% healthcare coverage, they can also avail of a full kindergarten program and an after-school program for their kids. They have a lactation room too for nursing moms.
Boeing’s REACH and Learning Together Programs
New hires at Boeing are immediately made to feel part of the team through the REACH program, which allows them to join community-oriented projects. The Learning Together program, on the other hand, helps employees who wish to get promoted gain the skills they need in order to qualify for promotion.
Johnson & Johnson’s Private Concierge Services
Johnson & Johnson, another family-oriented company, strives to take care of their “company family” by making sure their employees’ chores get done. They can avail of the private concierge services for chores such as picking up the laundry and more.
Mind Candy’s Entertainment Strategies
You can expect no less than fun at the headquarters of entertainment company, Mind Candy. Their office has a bright red slide that connects two floors, a climbable tree house, ping pong, a colorful office designed to resemble Monstro City, and “Beer o’ Clock” happy hours on Fridays.
Diageo’s Charity Scheme
Diageo in Ireland encourages philanthropy. They match any amount of money raised by their employees on behalf of charitable institutions.
Mattel’s Paid Time Off for School-Related Absences
Parents don’t only get discounts on Mattel’s toys, they also no longer have to miss any school-related event. It’s all thanks to a company policy that allows them to have 16 hours of paid time off to attend parent-teacher conferences, field trips and the like.
Visa’s Commuter Benefits
Visa likes to reward employees for their green efforts. Benefits are given to those who bike, carpool or use public transportation to get to work.
Boston Consulting Group’s Paid Sabbatical
Boston Consulting Group is popular for encouraging and ensuring work-life balance. They issue “red zone” reports to employees who are found to be working too hard. They are offered to take paid sabbatical leaves too.
Retaining good employees doesn’t have to be a challenge. The key to developing effective motivational strategies is on studying what will benefit your employees the most. Unique and creative strategies that provide the most value to your employees will keep them happy and will motivate them to come to work every day.