1. Your Boss Looks For Ways To Benefit You
Companies like to believe that they nurture and support their staff, but it all depends on managers. Executives are often pro-employee, always looking for ways to maximize their wellbeing, but managers can get stuck in the middle, pursuing their own objectives, too busy to be overly concerned with their employees.
If your boss is always looking for ways to support you, then it’s a good sign that you’ve found a compassionate firm. If they’re not offering you opportunities and instead serving themselves, then the culture might be a little off.
2. They’re In It For The Long Haul
Corporate loyalty is a rare commodity today. Employees see their employers as replaceable, and vice versa. Therefore, if you find a company willing to support you for the long haul, take note. Any firm that plans to keep you around, develop you, and help you attain seniority is one worth sticking with in today’s market.
Look for companies that offer long-term remuneration packages. Ask if they use stock plan services to help you build a portfolio during your stay with them. Avoid firms that only pay you up front for the work that you do.
3. They Offer Support Without Asking You First
Compassionate employers know that every worker is fighting a private battle, whether it’s their personal relationships, health, or finances. Therefore, they will often offer support without you having to go and ask for it first. For instance, they might have a counselor on-site who is able to listen to your issues, or they could offer support groups. Whatever it is, they are proactive, because they want to do their bit to serve their workers.
4. They’re Strict About Working Hours
Being strict about working hours sounds like a bad thing, but when you think about it, it’s not. In fact, it’s compassionate. Many flexible employees find themselves on call evenings, weekends and even during annual leave. They never get a break, and many have breakdowns. Companies that accept that people need time off are a rarity. It is a sign that they genuinely care about their people and aren’t obsessed with hitting targets or eking out a tiny bit of extra profit.
So, does your employer exhibit any of these traits? Let us know if in the comments!
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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