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This Company Retains 95% of Its Employees — Here’s Its Secret. The last 10 years of Joel Grossman’s life started with a seemingly casual introduction through a business school friend to Location Labs CEO Tasso Roumeliotis.
“I was getting my MBA and looking for a Bay Area tech internship, but I wanted to work for a company with a business model I really believed in,” he says. After a phone screen and a quick interview — and offering to work for free that summer — Grossman landed the role. “I showed up and found an empty desk, and that was the beginning.” The beginning, that is, of a now decade-long relationship that has taken him from intern to COO. He’s been with the company since it was venture-backed and deep in the red through to its victorious 2014 acquisition by online security firm AVG. When people join Location Labs, they stay.
So what’s the secret? In this exclusive interview, Grossman describes what a high-retention culture looks like, and how to build one from scratch. Understand What Healthy Retention Looks Like 1. Know your strengths. Want Employees to Think Highly of Your Company? Talk to Them. Credit: Rawpixel/Shutterstock If you want your employees to feel good about your business and the direction it's headed, you've got to keep them informed, new research finds.
Effective communication with employees results in workers who both rate their employers' reputations favorably and feel their company's best years are still to come, new Harris Poll finds. Overall, more than three-quarters of employees who say their company does a good job of communicating with them also say their company's reputation is good and that they believe their employers' best years are still ahead.
You Can’t Engage Employees by Copying How Other Companies Do It. Employee trust in management and commitment to the company have been in decline for decades.
Yet we know that trust and commitment are essential for high individual and corporate performance. Only a minority of companies have managed to buck this decline and have built companies worthy of the human spirit. How do they do it? Let’s start with what doesn’t work. Incentives or other extrinsic rewards—individual bonus schemes, promises of nice offices and titles, and other tangible benefits—create transactional relationships, not deep bonds to an employer. On the other hand, a sense of purpose, real responsibility, meaning, caring, fairness, and authenticity have been shown to increase commitment. Nevertheless, there are some key principles that are common to companies that engender the commitment of all those who work for them.
First, it must start with the CEO. But to inspire changes in behavior, a higher ambition must be much more than an aspirational statement. Internal Communication and Employee Engagement: Nine Observations of Common Practice. Gaming is serious business at ISS, one of the world’s leading integrated facility service companies.
The service giant, which has more than half a million employees, is increasingly using games to engage its people in strategy, innovation, team-building and creating new business opportunities. Kenth Kærhøg, Head of Group Communications at ISS A/S, explains more. Everybody understands that strategies and business priorities can be launched in traditional ways - slide-decks with a lot of buzzwords, technical and financial terms, graphs and numbers; a series of intranet articles; and maybe a folder with the main points distilled and visualized.
The effect of such communication in terms of understanding, engagement and commitment can sometimes be moderate at best - and potentially abstract and impersonal. Adding the human touch. SnapComms sur Twitter : "What makes an employee highly engaged? Common theme here is communication - talk to your employees #InternalComms. Employee Communication: 4 Ways to Engage. A Too-Familiar Story Let’s say you’re trying to buy a jacket online.
There’s a problem with your purchase, so you call customer service, and they put you on hold. (Waiting…) Finally you reach a robot voice informing you that the call center is closed. You really want the jacket, so you persist. Hours (or perhaps even days) later, you connect with a live representative who is unable to offer the assistance you need to resolve the problem. 8 Deadly Ways to Kill Employee Motivation. Employees are as or More Important Than Customers: Why Ignoring Employee Engagement Hurts Business. InShare792 In a late 2013 study, Gallup found that only 13% of workers actually feel engaged at their jobs.
What’s worse is that 63% of the workforce is not engaged at all. But wait, the news gets even more disheartening. An astounding 24%, one-quarter of the global workforce, is actively disengaged right now.