Recently, this employee recruitment expert who works as a “headhunter” in addition to being an employee retention speaker and employee retention author placed a candidate in a rural community where many of the employees commute quite a distance to my client’s operation. For that reason, about two years ago they decided to go to a 4-day, 10 hours per day schedule to save the employees commuting time and money associated with the commute. It worked well with their existing employees.
They really saw the benefit of the 4-day schedule when they recently had me recruit for a new supply chain analyst. At first, he wasn’t sure he would like the longer days and longer hours…particularly in the winter. This was a point of worry for my client as the person had expressed that as well. It didn’t take long to find out if it would work out.
This employee retention author regularly reaches out to my candidates at the end of the first week to see how things are progressing. The first words out of the new person’s mouth were, “These 3-day weekends are going to be great!” Bingo! People LOVE the flexibility and they love time off. The 4/10-hour days work great to provide this. I have to give credit to my client who looked ahead, listened to their people, and put into practice a plan that works for the operation and provides a NO COST benefit to their employees. It’s a huge win. They also feel it will help with their employee retention over the long haul.
These people are getting great mileage out of this decision because they Care…the “C” in C.R.A.P.! They cared enough to try something different because it would benefit employees. Many organizations don’t think like that or are unwilling to change. Not only does it help their recruitment, but it also helps reduce employee turnover and makes their employees happier!
Remember…Give Your Employees C.R.A.P.® (Caring, Respect, Appreciation and Praise) Why? Because C.R.A.P. Works!
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