A role where individuals feel valued is less likely to see them move elsewhere.

Once upon a time, candidates had very little information about a company’s culture, workload, salary, and perks. The only way to learn about a company was to track down someone who worked there and ask them, or just to apply and hope you made it to the interview stage. When the information was distributed unevenly like this, the employers had the upper hand.

But that’s no longer the case. With the introduction of sites like Glassdoor and PayScale, employers no longer control all the information. Today’s candidates now have the ability to research everything from your company’s salaries to your snack selection before even stepping foot in your office. They’re also highly connected and not afraid to share their opinions with their networks, especially when they have a negative experience. The power that talent has to research and spread information about your company means that creating an outstanding candidate experience should be one of your top priorities as an employer.

Beyond the roles that an employee can move towards, it is important to establish a comprehensive employee value proposition (EVP): what do employees gain in return for giving their labour?

Training Opportunities

Regular opportunities to take part in training and development is an important component to what many peoples see as an ideal job. Being about to up-skill allows employees to learn and progress in-role.

Autonomy & Freedom

People don’t like being micromanaged as they feel their employer doesn’t trust them. Giving employees autonomy has shown to increase motivation and happiness, along with decreasing employee turnover.

Supportive Environment

Employees want to feel connected to their co-workers and wider organisation. Having good relationships at work improves the likelihood an individual will stay at an organisation.

Work Life Balance

This consistently ranks are the most important across all age groups. The vast majority of people are looking for jobs that allow them the opportunity to more spend time with their friends and family.

Mental Health

Employees want to know their line manager and wider organisations cares about their personal well-being. Workers with higher health and wellbeing scores report higher task performance

Regular Feedback

One of the most important things to employees, particularly those in new roles, is frequent conversations around performance. Evidence shows that employees greatly appreciate discussions that offer frequent feedback and encouragement around their work.

The above is not an exhaustive list, but six areas you should factor into every role at your organisation. Depending on the individual, some of these factors may feature more prominently than others. Nevertheless, we recommend incorporating them all.