With regard to the required competencies, the company has to compete with companies that have better means to lure the candidates.
Continuing with the notion that a company cannot meet all the needs of its employees, one should also think about whether some of the needs perhaps have their root cause somewhere else. Perhaps the desire for part-time work is merely due to the fact that the work itself is not perceived to be as satisfying as it could be. If the content of the work is addressed, this can often have a positive effect in this regard.
What also has a positive effect are discussions about intentions and values and why certain choices are valued. So it may be, for example, that the availability of leisure time activities gives employees the feeling that the company is concerned about the health of its employees. However, companies that cannot provide such offers themselves will not automatically fall behind. They can, for example, draw level again by supporting the local sports clubs and giving their staff time off for competitions.
Or when it comes to distractions through micro-breaks: It is always possible to allow some games that are available for free on the Internet to be run on corporate PCs. If the furniture is not comfortable and cool enough, one can allow private furniture to be brought into the company.
When talking with staff and working out the interpretation of offers, many simple ways can arise through which wishes can be fulfilled – and mostly even in a cost-neutral way. Because, it’s all about the message behind the actual action, and not specifically about the football table or free energy drinks.
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