One of the most important aspects of an organization is People, as they are the one who provides the required skills and abilities that eventually makes an organization work. In order to be successful, it is necessary to value your employees and also ensure that you have the people that you need in the organization. A company’s positive culture must be in the top on the list of priorities and when it comes to a startup a lot of factors related to Culture and People are being missed. To collaborate the people in the organization effectively, one must build a strong company culture. The way employees behave among themselves and towards the organization is controlled by the culture in an organization
Here are few of the relevant factors required to even up People and Culture in a startup
1. Policies and Processes:
For a startup to form a positive culture, it is highly important to align the innovation and process, to give room for creativity to the employees which will challenge them to perform their best and not to restrict their freedom. Organizations have their own ways and style of working that eventually devotes to its culture. But the culture in an organization should enhance the bonding of the team and not to restrict the freedom of employees to lose control. Culture is //a way employee communicate in their work environment, so the policies must be implemented according to the diversity and workforce.
One of a strategic priority should be increasing employee engagement and the importance of engaging employees goes beyond happy workers. Looking at the global workforce, most of the employees are not engaged, they head to work for their job with lack of energy and passion. Most effective strategy in an organization would be converting the non-engaged workers into engaged workers and by implementing this any organization can increase their performance and sustain long-term growth. One of the powerful element in the business structure is the workplace, the workplace culture encourages employee engagement and if the goals of the business are aligned with the goals of an employee then that fosters employee engagement.
3. Statutory Compliance:
This specifies to the legal framework within which organizations operate regarding the treatment of the employee. This is one of the most important aspects, not just for employees but for the organization as well. These are the compulsory statutory requirements:
- ESI: The Employee’s state insurance is one of the most popular schemes under which, medical security is provided to an employee.
- PF and PT: It is mandatory that all the employees should register themselves for PF and PT. Professional Tax is the tax that must be paid to State government of India.
- Leave: Every employee becomes legally entitled to a certain number of leaves as per the labor law. These rules are formulated so that employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance.
- Employee Database: As a part of the statutory requirement, it is mandatory for every organization to maintain an employee database.