I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good.
If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with,
that is when good work is done.
We all know the workplace has changed over the past few years and that job openings continue to be close to all-time highs.
Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs and there are 1.8 job openings for every unemployed person. Pretty staggering!
How is your business doing, and what are you doing as a leader to retain or acquire top talent? Employees that are staying at their current place of employment have shared the following reasons for not looking elsewhere:
- Integrity is a part of leadership
- Leaders are passionate about the company, its direction, and the people
- Employees are recognized for the value they provide
- Opportunities for growth exists
- The pay is competitive
- Transparency exists in the workplace
- There is a culture where individuals feel valued for the work they do
- The job is interesting and challenging
- Senior leadership invests time and money into the hiring process (hire hard or manage hard!)
- Successes are celebrated
- Leaders train, develop, and promote employees from within whenever possible
- Overall employees are treated well
- They would highly recommend their workplace to others
- The work conditions are extremely flexible and favorable
- The environment is diverse and equitable
- Efforts are made to recognize and prevent burn-out
- There are clearly defined roles and expectations
- Does your leadership style support sustaining a desirable workplace?
- What about for retaining top talent?
- Do you take the time to understand the “wants” of your team members and ask for their ideas for making the workplace even more desirable?
- How are you ensuring your team members are feeling valued and not looking to move on?
Let us know!
Mike and Jan
I really like doing good work and working with good people –
that’s the thing that drives me.