The vast majority of employers provide their employees with a benefits package in one form or other, with the likes of annual leave, pensions and public transport season ticket loans among the most popular perks offered. Although few employees will give much thought to it – because it’s not necessarily that pertinent – benefits can be split into one of three categories.
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This may seem like an odd question – surely the benefits of employee development are plain to see? More highly skilled staff help companies to perform better and more productively, improving the bottom line as a result. But there’s more to employee development than just a company’s accounts.
As we’ve touched on previously, workforces that are highly engaged – those that feel connected to and invested in a company – deliver greater productivity, are more innovate and retain staff for longer. Among the ways to improve employee engagement is to offer recognition for good performance.
Although it’s beneficial to have a happy workforce, it won’t necessarily ensure that enough work is being done or that it is being done to a high enough standard. Staff members that are well looked after but who view a company as a soft-touch, for example, may be happy but lazy.