Music, beers, sick
How understanding your employees makes all the difference with engagement.
Making the headlines this week was the forward thinking company based in London’s hip Shoreditch, who offer their employees 4 hangover days off a year. From the outside, this may seem like madness, but actually their thinking is a sincere understanding of what life is like for the people who work in their business.
As a ticketing app business, the nature of their work means that their employees spend a lot of late nights entertaining clients and attending gigs which, says their CEO is often “where the best deals happen.” Their business is forward thinking and so is its employee engagement strategy. The employee simply needs to send in the emoji’s ‘music’, ‘beers’ and ‘sick’ via WhatsApp to their boss and they can stay at home.
“We trust each other and want people to be open if they’re out late experiencing live music. There is no need for a fake sick bug.” Says their CEO.
This is a prime of example of one of the key pillars of good employee engagement – trust. More importantly, it shows a true understanding of the working conditions of their employees and meeting their needs as people to encourage them to do their jobs to the best of their ability – creating a happy workforce and company in which both the business and its people can thrive.
Hats off to them.
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