Be From or Be AtPosted: May 30, 2017
There are lots of articles and books on how to retain your employees in your organization these days.
- Give them work schedule flexibility.
- Make sure you have the latest, coolest tools and gadgets.
- Have a good benefits package.
- Make sure your company is seen as making a positive impact on the world.
- Give them the right training and opportunities to advance their career.
- Make it fun – group outings, game areas, whatever it takes.
- Pay a good salary.
But all of those things are not enough. There are a lot of companies out there people want to go to work for because they think the name will look really good on a resume. And I agree it must work, because I see certain company names on resumes and immediately give the potential employee a lot of credit. But the more I looked at resumes, the more I realized I was seeing a lot of people who used to work at those supposedly prestigious companies; and I started thinking, why did all these people used to work at those companies instead of still work at those companies. Then I started noticing that a different set of companies kept coming up when I got those “congratulate Sue for her 5th or 10th anniversary at the same company” notices from LinkedIn.
So I started thinking. Which company – or organization within a company – do I want to be part of? The company that everyone wants to be from or the company everyone wants to be at?
Which do you think is better?