Are you an Ostrich Employer?
You know what I mean?
- You think that there may be some issues in your company.
- Your employee retention isn’t that great.
- You’re not sure how it compares to other companies in your industry but you would like it to be better.
- It seems that there is always somebody complaining about something.
You write that off to the odd employee who just likes to whine. You can’t possibly keep everyone happy. Why don’t they just come to work, do their jobs and be happy? I mean, you pay them, give them a bonus at Christmas time, you have a pretty good benefits package, you’re fairly flexible with time off for personal issues. What more on earth could they want? Let’s not rock the boat!
You’ve heard about the new buzz word – “Employee Engagement”. Actually you have had a couple of companies actually approach you about perhaps doing an internal survey to see where your “Happiness Quotient” is with your employees. You really don’t want to rock the boat. Besides you don’t want your employees thinking that perhaps you might take action on some of those complaints. Maybe you’re not prepared to actually offer them what they want. And the last thing you want is to open a can of worms, allow them to have that “bitch session”.
So you say “that’s just the way it is” stick you head in the sand and keep going. Now that is an Ostrich Employer! Good for you. You are now in that elite category of companies that score an ROI (return on investment) 44% below average. (Harris Interactive Study)
So here’s the good news!
It’s easy! Just pull your head out of the sand. Your employees are waiting for you to lead! So what does that mean? The survey says firstly, have a real relationship with me! Secondly, lead by example! For more information go to http://majix.ca/newsletter/ and download this free eBook – “Employee Engagement – It Starts With You”!
It’s packed with quick easy tips on what employees are saying they want from their employer! And it’s really not hard work! Enjoy the read!
Lead & Prosper
Heather Cournoyer, CBF