Changing culture of the workplace.

daveydavey

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In my experience many companies are making ,or considering making, changes to the way they employ staff. None of the ideas below are new but I am seeing a big trend in companies looking at stuff like this. (I work in engineering recruitment, so speak with employers trying to attract talent almost everyday)

Some of the positive initiatives I have seen an upward trend in recently are:

  • Unlimited holidays
  • Reduced working hours
  • Work from home
  • Greater recognition & support of mental health issues*
  • Office dogs
  • Better breakout areas (pool tables, table tennis etc.) - Summed up by the WeWork offices I guess
  • Improved benefits packages around private healthcare, gym memberships, social clubs etc.

*I think all of these things relate back to this point.

These are all initiatives I like, and I'd like to adopt them across the board in my current company if possible. We've recently reduced our working hours and made them more flexible. I think the unlimited holidays idea is really good & that an office dog would be class too, but we work in serviced offices that don't allow it.

I wondered what experiences people have had good or bad with their employers introducing initiatives like this - what has worked well? what would you like to see?
 
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In my experience many companies are making ,or considering making, changes to the way they employ staff. None of the ideas below are new but I am seeing a big trend in companies looking at stuff like this. (I work in engineering recruitment, so speak with employers trying to attract talent almost everyday)

Some of the positive initiatives I have seen an upward trend in recently are:

  • Unlimited holidays
  • Reduced working hours
  • Work from home
  • Greater recognition & support of mental health issues*
  • Office dogs
  • Better breakout areas (pool tables, table tennis etc.) - Summed up by the WeWork offices I guess
  • Improved benefits packages around private healthcare, gym memberships, social clubs etc.

*I think all of these things relate back to this point.

These are all initiatives I like, and I'd like to adopt them across the board in my current company if possible. We've recently reduced our working hours and made them more flexible. I think the unlimited holidays idea is really good & that an office dog would be class too, but we work in serviced offices that don't allow it.

I wondered what experiences people have had good or bad with their employers introducing initiatives like this - what has worked well? what would you like to see?
How does unlimited holidays work?
 

daveydavey

Striker
How does unlimited holidays work?
A company would need to write their own performance metrics but you would basically give an employee a minimum amount of holidays they needed to take, and then after that they can take days / weeks off as they please - it works on the basis that if the job is being done well (meeting performance standards) you can have a better work life balance.

It is also interesting that in most places who have done this, people take less holiday than they would when given an allocation! that's not the reason we would bring it in!! but it shows people enjoy the work more I think...when they can relax a bit
 

Lambchops

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In my experience many companies are making ,or considering making, changes to the way they employ staff. None of the ideas below are new but I am seeing a big trend in companies looking at stuff like this. (I work in engineering recruitment, so speak with employers trying to attract talent almost everyday)

Some of the positive initiatives I have seen an upward trend in recently are:

  • Unlimited holidays
  • Reduced working hours
  • Work from home
  • Greater recognition & support of mental health issues*
  • Office dogs
  • Better breakout areas (pool tables, table tennis etc.) - Summed up by the WeWork offices I guess
  • Improved benefits packages around private healthcare, gym memberships, social clubs etc.

*I think all of these things relate back to this point.

These are all initiatives I like, and I'd like to adopt them across the board in my current company if possible. We've recently reduced our working hours and made them more flexible. I think the unlimited holidays idea is really good & that an office dog would be class too, but we work in serviced offices that don't allow it.

I wondered what experiences people have had good or bad with their employers introducing initiatives like this - what has worked well? what would you like to see?
The missus' company have

13th salary payment
Sick isn't paid at full rate here but 5 days full paid sick days
Free tea, coffee, fruit
Lunch vouchers paid 60% by the company
Summer / Xmas parties all inc
50% off all thier products for family members
Pension payments
Flexible working hours
Home working
Plus she got 125% bonus last year

Me, I just get more money but fuck all else
 
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OOOSH YEAH

Midfield
The missus' company have

13th salary payment
Sick isn't paid at full rate here but 5 days full paid sick days
Free tea, coffee, fruit
Lunch vouchers paid 60% by the company
Summer / Xmas parties all inc
50% off all thier products for family members
Pension payments
Flexible working hours
Home working
Plus she got 125% bonus last year

Me, I just get more money but fuck all else
Plus you live in a 3rd world country
 
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MonkeyLove

Striker
It's all about employee experience these days and people have some fundamental things they expect these days. Ie flexibility and digital interaction
 

yorkyexile

Striker
It’s the opposite in any public role.

Fuckers try to work you harder and harder with less time and resources to do it.
Don`t play the hard done to alone card we`re all in the same boat.....except some of us don`t have workplace assistants when we are crap at our jobs or umpteen training and holidays;) Summer break soon , might as well get the dig in already
 

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