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business | management
Many organizations also try to recruit
and reward employees with food and
other tangible items such as pingpong
tables in the break room. However, most
employees really want the following:
* Fair and competitive pay. You don't
have to be the highest-paying employer,
but you do need to pay a fair and
competitive wage.
Don't assume
that you know
what current
or perspective
employees want.
Instead, ask them.
* Effective training. Employees want
the knowledge and skills needed to
successfully complete their jobs. This
is done through well-designed, wellplanned
training. Remember to refresh
your training methodologies to appeal
to younger employees and diverse
learning styles.
* Planned onboarding. The onboarding
process is the foundation for employee
success. Invest the necessary time to
properly onboard and introduce your
new employees to your organization.
* Challenging assignments. Provide
opportunities for employees to accept
challenging assignments to further
develop their experience and expertise.
* Personalized mentoring/coaching.
Help employees assess and articulate
their development needs, and then
provide them with access to a portfolio
of skilled mentors and coaches.
This means also providing training
to employees who choose to be mentors
and coaches. Simply delegating
mentoring or coaching responsibilities
without training and assigning
mentees does not result in successful
mentoring/coaching relationships.
* Ongoing appreciation. Most employees
want to be appreciated more
than recognized, and it's important to
appreciate employees in the way
they want to be appreciated. Ask
employees how they want to be appreciated
and find ways to provide
ongoing appreciation.
* Trusting relationships. Successful
employees trust their leadership,
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and successful leadership trusts
their employees.
* Promotional/mobility opportunities.
Provide opportunities for employees
to move up and around the organization.
Don't assume that all employees
want to move or advance, but for
the ones who do, provide and
promote opportunities.
* Inclusive and respectful environments.
Recognizing diversity within an organization
means providing inclusive and
respectful work environments. Solicit
input and recommendations from
employees to identify ways to create a
more inclusive work environment.
Future success
requires strategic shift
Successfully navigating the future
landscape of labor and talent is going to
require a mind-set shift. It will require
strategic assessment and a refresh of
your organization as a whole. Start
by reviewing your current policies,
recruiting practices, hiring practices and
job descriptions/requirements. Then
assess your workplace environment
to identify ways to increase inclusion,
flexibility and innovation. This
assessment and the resulting changes
will ensure a more relevant organization
that naturally breeds the brand of an
" employer of choice. "
Melissa Furman, Ph.D., MS, DBA, is the
founder and owner of Career Potential LLC, a
consulting, training and coaching organization.
She also served as an assistant dean and
professor at Hull College of Business at
Augusta University in Georgia for more than
10 years. Her expertise includes generational
diversity, unconscious bias, leadership success
and emotional intelligence. She brings her
background in higher education-particularly
business, counseling and psychology-to
the conversation to help individuals and
organizations achieve success.

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