webmasterAugust 29, 2017August 29, 2017As you already know, recruiting and keeping good talent is the mission of every organization, large and small. Not only is important that new employees feel like they fit in, but given the amount of time you ask employees to dedicate to your company, it is important that their everyday needs are met. We have talked about the importance of gaming at work and what to do in a merger or growth situation. This blog will focus on the things you can do to keep employees at their absolute peak performance. 4 Keys to a Happy Office Stock the Kitchen In the office kitchen provide tables and chairs for eating and comfortable couches and chairs for chatting. Stock the kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, microwave and convection oven. Have a community coffee pot and tea station. Stock the kitchen with granola bars, fresh fruit and bottled water. Provide Branded Apparel Branded apparel can have a big impact on your type of business. Any time your business logo and name are put out into the world, you have an opportunity to increase brand awareness. Provide employees with branded apparel to tie the team together. Matching shirts give everyone a sense of unity. Develop a Recreational Lounge Create a lounge where employees can gather to recharge their mobile devices, play games and have conversations. Encourage employees to use this during lunch, on breaks and after work. Create a Sense of Community Provide comfortable, collaborative spaces that include tablets that can sync with large screen monitor rentals, writable walls, and/or large chalkboards. Encourage teams to use this space to brainstorm and work through problems, challenges and new product ideas. Continuously Collect and Give Feedback Provide a feedback app on each employee’s mobile device that can allow you to measure how the troops are feeling and what problems they are encountering. Apps like TINYPulse, Poll Everywhere and QuickTapSurvey are worth demoing to see if they will work in your environment. Remember to have an app for management and co-workers to give each other Atta boys when the moment is right. Three apps you might review are TINYPulse, tapmyback and Great Work. Happy Employees By implementing these ideas within the confines of your existing office space, you will give employees a good reason to come to work each day. You will give them the essentials (food, drink and clothing) along with the corporate technology tools they need to feel included and heard. Hartford Technology Rental Will Help Create a Happy Work Environment If you are interested in setting up a gaming lounge or want employees to test feedback apps, we can help! We offer virtual reality rental as well as iPad rentals that can be loaded with the app you want to test. Call us today at 888-520-5667 or contact us online for more information about how we can help you create a happy work environment.