Three Factors Of Employee Experience
The employee experience is influenced by three things:
- Physical workspace
Culture, technology & physical workspace are the three factors that make up the employee experience. Over the past year, employee culture is something that has been at the centre of many discussions in the HR industry. It is clear culture is created in the workplace by a company, it creates a vibe that tends to motivate and empowers us and is one of the most important factors when designing an employee experience.
Technology, are the tools that are implemented in the workplace to help employees get their work done. These also include apps and e-learning software. The technology that is provided is to help create a great employee experience and it tends to focus on the employee’s needs rather than the needs of the company.
Physical workspace, unlike the perks, the physical workspace is something that we can see. Creating a workspace that enables innovation, engagement and relaxation are vital. From the artwork that hangs on the walls to the canteen area and a flexible workspace that allows candidates to move around, are all variables that help create an employee experience. Although they may seem like small things they really are huge factors that help to put your employees at the centre.
Although over the years employee experience has been talked out it will be the next big factor that HR will be turning their attention to in 2018. HR leaders will be tasked with the role of designing, building and maintaining the employer experience across their company, division and teams so that it will encourage and produce the very best in their employees.
If you’re already making an effort to improve employee engagement and employee satisfaction making the jump to improving the employee experience will be easy. All you have to do is be thoughtful, deliberate and, most importantly, listen.
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This article was originally published on Human Resources Today website
By Joanne McDonagh