How To Attract and Hold Onto Talented People
Many of the Top 100 Best companies to Work For listed in Fortune Magazine agree that it is not the perks, benefits, programs and practices that make people want to work for them. It is building high-quality relationship in the workplace. Their associates are motivated by the respect of their peers.
The success of your company starts with your people. It’s their experience there that keeps them committed and loyal. As a service provider you can build the kind of culture that attracts and holds onto the talented people you need to compete in today’s marketplace.
Many top managers say culture is the most important issue they face, more important than leadership, workforce capability, performance management, or anything else.
Once you make sure your workforce is skilled, you must know how to keep them committed.
Here are a few hints from the 100 Best for creating a great culture:
1. Know the purpose or contribution your company is making. When employees are all pursuing a mission they believe in, their commitment is stronger. Their relationships go deeper.
2. Hire the best, whenever you can. The best people want to work where the best people are. Good performers want to work where good performers work.
3. Provide skills training so they are confident in their ability to do the work.
4. Show that you trust your people. They will generally prove you right. Great training and solid mentoring must also be in place.
5. Show that you care about your people. The old way has been to keep personal lives and work separate. The 21st century workforce is different. Your people are whole, thinking, feeling beings. You gain incredible allegiance to the company when you show you care.
What kind of culture are creating?
Trackback from your site.