Did you know that you’re only connected to your employer by the weakest link?
Think about it. No matter what we are paid or the type of work we do, we are connected to organizations we feel make strong connections with us. If that organization, or the leaders we work with, give any reason to weaken the links that tied us to them in the beginning, everything begins to unravel. That’s why it is no surprise to anyone who has done exit interviews that money is usually not the main reason employees leave your organization. They leave because they do not feel connection to their leader or to their colleagues.
So, what is the thing you need to have or know in order to retain your best employees? It’s a more human workplace. What do I mean by more human? Well, it’s the kind of place where you are recognized and validated. You see, many organizations today think that they are doing something special by giving recognition, if they do it at all. But like money, that is only a small part of appealing to your employees. It’s giving them validation that what they do matters. That WHO they are, the whole person, matters.
There are many other things you need to know when it comes to making your workplace more “human”. Join me Tuesday, January 26th for a free webinar. I’m teaming up with Globoforce to spend an hour talking with you about strategies to make your workplace one where employees really will want to stay. Be sure to share this with your colleagues too….the more people you enlist to get on board with this idea, the better your workplace will be! Click here to REGISTER free.