Employee turnover – does your business suck? Well, maybe, maybe not. What are the driving reasons for employee turnover. Culture, culture, culture. As a leader I am constantly challenging myself and my team to be better and I’m smart enough to know that better = people. An organization’s ability to recruit and retain the right people is often the difference between success and failure. Is it possible that you are focusing on the right things and still experiencing employee turnover – the quick answer is yes, but let’s dig a little deeper.
If you are serious about having a good culture and recruiting smart people, you better get the big things right:
- To Feel Proud
- To Be Treated Fairly
- To Respect the Boss
- To Be Heard Out
- To Have a Personal Life
- To Be Coached Not Micro-managed
- To See the As*holes Get Fired
- To Feel Less Stress
- To Have a Little Security
- To Beat the Competition
This is a really good list and as a leader it is an important reminder – especially the “entrepreneur” statement in the article, I’ve been guilty at times of thinking that everyone’s life sucks as much as mine (ha, it doesn’t, but you get the point) and all they do is work. I am certainly committed to building businesses team members can be proud of, while being treated as adults (fairly and not micromanaged), heard, have a life, manageable stress levels, security for their families, and of course fire the right people and beat up the competition. The more I study these topics the more I feel connected to our core values: Dream Big. Work Hard. Learn Constantly. Enjoy Life. With these core values and a focus on “We do what we say, and work as a team”, I am confident that we will continue to recruit the right talent consistently.