With staffing levels expected to rise almost 20 percent in 2015, the job market is looking hot for candidates and busy for HR. Many companies are bringing in new candidates at higher rates this year, and your current employees now have other options if they aren't happy. Making employees successful is vital to their job satisfaction and retention--and because of the job market heating up, it's more important than ever.
Imagine two companies. Each have great products, fair compensation and only hire the best people. In fact, in most aspects the companies are pretty similar. There's just one difference:
Pays close attention to the success of their employees. They do their best to make sure all their people are in a position that's a good fit, are onboarded well and find mentors to help them succeed. They teach and develop their employees, recognize and reward them for their efforts and help instill a meaningful purpose to the work they do. And their employees are happy and successful.
Doesn't have enough time to devote to employees individually so they use a "sink or swim" employee success approach. They let employees figure it out on their own, thinking, "Hey, if they can't make it here, it's not our problem." And most of their employees sink.
It sounds silly that any company would let employees fail by not giving them the components they need to succeed. Unfortunately, that's what many companies do. And the results are devastating.