For all companies, retaining talent is a key priority. The role of human resources is enormous and therefore, regardless of size, companies should take special care of their employees.Ticketbis, a start-up that has generated hundreds of jobs in recent years, is very clear that employee loyalty is as important as customer loyalty. We know what customers we address and, in the same way, we also understand our employees. Startups shouldn’t neglect the well-being and happiness of their employees at work, even though they have less budget to cater for their needs. 1. Recreation is not incompatible with work Each one of the departments of Ticketbis has an annual budget to spend on fun – dinner, bowling or more specific team-building activities are some of the initiatives that have benefited employees. With an average age of 28 years, our staff is awfully young, therefore we found it very interesting how,as a company, we could suggest activities aligned with their interests. Before we used to think about these actions ourselves but now, with over 300 employees, we accept proposals from staff around the world. 2. Communication flow Internal communication is very important for the structure of the company to be solid and, contrary to what one might think, a small business needs it as much as a large one. Our size allows us to do things that would be impossible for big businesses – being small is not always a disadvantage. If we are strengthening the team, if we’re devoting part of our income to work with an NGO or if we’re going to launch in a new country, our employees should be made aware. 3. Listen to ideas and encourage corporate creativity Active listening is very important when aiming towards a horizontal system of management. Brainstorming sessions are one of the most common form of meetings Ticketbis in which area managers have explicit orders to periodically gather the ideas of every member of the team. One of the latest ideas of corporate creativity in the company was the launch of the Ticketbis Engineering blog that shows the work of the IT department inside and outside of Ticketbis. Read more about the topic:
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