You May Not Have Thought Of These Ways To Boost Productivity

You May Not Have Thought Of These Ways To Boost Productivity

If you are looking for ways to boost workplace performance, read on for some great suggestions. 

Manage absences more effectively

All businesses need to have effective sickness absence management in place. Of course, all workers are going to be off sick from time to time. However, you need to make sure that this does not get out of hand. After all, you are never going to have a productive workforce if you don’t have a full workforce.

The first thing you need to do is make sure you communicate with your employees effectively. Whenever someone is off work, you should find out why they were off, and if they are absent for a lengthy period of time you must communicate with them frequently. If you do not keep in contact with your workers, they will not feel any responsibility for their absence, and they will find it more difficult to settle in once they get back to work because they will be out of the loop.

Aside from this, you should keep detailed records of absences, and you need to implement a clear sickness policy. This policy should outline consistent and fair behaviours. 

Not only do you need to make your company’s rules clear, but you can also promote corporate wellness as an effective way of reducing absenteeism. Being proactive rather than reactive is advised. There are many ways you can do this, for example, you could promote the cycle to work scheme or provide healthcare membership as one of your employee benefits. You should also make sure you give your team breaks whenever they need them. It’s important to be able to spot when an employee is stressed, as stress often manifests itself as sickness.  

Consider an air quality assessment 

All business owners have a responsibility to ensure the working environment is a safe and healthy one, and there are many different components that come together to make sure this is the case. As Hunter Pure Air will tell you air quality is an imperative factor that must be taken into account if you are to ensure the workplace is one that is safe. This is why it is so important to undergo an air quality assessment, with regular follow-up assessments advised as well. 

An air quality assessment will be conducted by an accredited company who will evaluate the quality of the air at your workplace. They will do this to see whether there are any risks and if any improvements can be made. They will then advise you on how to go about improving your air quality. But, why is this so important? Well, there are many different reasons, but the most vital of them all is ensuring everyone that works at your business remains healthy. 

If air quality is poor at your business, germs are going to be spread more rapidly. This can affect the wellbeing of your visitors and your employees. Not only will this have a negative impact on your reputation, but also it can often lead to an increased in staff sickness levels and absences. Can you really afford to have your employees calling in sick all of the time? This will have a severely negative impact on your productivity levels, which will hurt you much more than the small cost of an air quality assessment will. 

About the author


Steven Ly

Steven Ly is the Startup Program and Events Manager at TheNextHint Inc. She recruits rockstar startups for all TC events including Disrupt, meetups, Sessions, and more both domestically and internationally. Previously, she helped produce Dreamforce with Salesforce and Next '17 with Google. Prior to that, she was on the advertising teams at both Facebook and AdRoll, helping support advertisers in North America and helped grow those brands globally. Outside of work, Priya enjoys Flywheel, tacos, the 49ers, and adventuring around the globe.

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