People Have To Have A Reason To Work For You That Has Nothing To Do With Money – What is Yours?By Chris Hillman, SearchPath of Chicago, Inc.
I personally speak with over 60 people a day considering new opportunities. One of the few reasons they wish to make a change is money.
So, what are the main reasons candidates are looking to make a change and what reason should they work for you that has nothing to do with money?
Lack of decision making ability
Lack of communication – ALWAYS OVERCOMMUNICATE!
Unrealistic goals and objectives
Glass ceiling – no positions to be promoted to
Reports that never get read
Operations/Manufacturing not in sync with Sales.
Poor internal support – customer service
No clear company direction
No new products
These are a few examples but do not cover most of them.
If a candidate only wants to make a move for more money….we do not work with them.
Some ideas to keep great talent include:
- Benefits: have the best in the industry. Yes, they are expensive but not as bad as an open position.
- Recognition programs – who does not enjoy being praised in public or in a newsletter
- Contests – It’s a win…win. More productivity for a prize that yields excellent ROI.
- Food – believe it or not, bringing in donuts or lunch from time to time go a long way
- A career progression chart – opportunity to move up based on merit
- A clean work environment. Take a look around your office; are your standards 100%?
- Holiday parties – low cost is fine
- Sincere appreciation
It’s just as easy to find the good as it is to find the bad!
For additional suggestions or ideas, please contact:
Chris Hillman, Recruiting Expertfilm A Walk in the Woods 2015 download
(815) 261-4403 x 100