I’ve recently re-activated my LinkedIn Profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/haso-keric-007a0a141/ and I came across a well to the point article https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/loyal-employees-your-most-valuable-asset-brigette-hyacinth/ (worth the read)
An employee’s relationship with their manager sets the tone for their level of commitment to the organization’s success. Gallup research shows that a mind-boggling 70% of an employee’s motivation is influenced by his or her manager. It’s no wonder employees don’t leave companies; they leave managers. Disengaged employees can cost companies millions of dollars from lost productivity, damages from employee negligence and negative publicity due to poor customer service. Organizations know how important it is to have motivated, engaged employees, but most fail to hold managers accountable for making it happen.
Why is it that companies will have training sessions on “Sexual Misconduct”, “Interviewing Skills” and more… But not so much about Engaging their current employees, reading their employees and sometimes asking your employees “What do you want to work on”.
Anyways a wonderful Article, I couldn’t have written it better myself and why do so many people tend to agree with it. Is this just the American cultural norm to not give a bleep about your current workforce and always entertain a new one?
I’ve been in a situation where I worked 90 hours all Summer long, every weekend and every Sunday - they couldnt even spit out a 20$ Starbucks Gift Card, which lead to back issues and I asked for a reimbursement on all my Chiropractor visits (200$) and instead the Company Lawyer was involved, the result was it was my bed at home possibly. Sighs, enough soap-box. Cool Article. One day I will be THE Boss and watch my employees arrival and departure time and start shipping the hard workers to Disney Land with their families Pay off some mortgages on the way too. (If you see me file for a LLC, you should apply) Also if I don’t have the raise I’ll cut my own salary to accommodate since I am the boss I am sure I am somewhere in the 6-figures. (#Leadership #Caring) I can eat Ramen Noodels once a week.
The biggest problem I see is old employees see new ones get paid “Market Rate” and because they are OLD Employees they only get to climb up with the 2.5% increases, instead of making them “MARKET RATE”. You know Bill, we invested in you 3.5yrs, you know it all but sorry you are going to climb up at 2.5% every year, despite the Market’s Supply/Demand paying everyone 22K more, in order to get it you must Quit and re-apply. (But we don’t hire Quitters, Life’s not fair but thats the way it works in America)
Just curious I am sure there are some Managers here; who have more insights on office politics, who can share their POV and Thoughts.