Why Company Culture Matters
Retention and Company Culture: Get Your Management On Board
Statistically, people change careers between three and seven time in a lifetime, so it’s only natural to expect that you’ll need to fill open positions from time to time. But when personnel loss rises so rapidly that it becomes a burden, it may be time to question if company culture is the culprit.
You can be the most effective at enticing the best talent to come work for you, but if the company culture isn’t right, they may leave your team quickly. They have to be inspired and happy, motivated and all-in on what your brand represents.
Don’t Worry Be Happy
It’s true – happy employees are productive employees. When your team is stressed they don’t produce as well, and this can often be caused by poor communication.
The bulk of communication between your employees comes through their immediate supervisor or manager. It should come as no surprise that the top reason exiting employees list for leaving is that they’re at odds with their manager. This can be curtailed by improving communication or selecting management with better communication skills.
It’s really not that complex – they just have to be good listeners. A toxic environment is one where employees have no voice or their voice is not heard. If you have managers that take an “I know best” attitude and offer no compassion for an alternate viewpoint, your company culture will be affected.
Know Their Vulnerabilities
Good managers know each of their employees in a way that informs how they communicate with them. They know these things because they have regular and meaningful discussions.
Your company culture should include a management style where they know their employees well enough that they can tell what sets one employee off, where their comfort zone is and how they prefer to be managed. Some actually prefer a higher level of management, almost bordering on micromanagement while others prefer a hands-off approach; your managers should know the difference and work to make adjustments with each employee.
If your company culture is dialed in and you’ve got a happy workforce, make sure you’re bringing in the right people when positions do open up. Just because your culture might be perfect for those you’ve got now, it’s not going to be a good fit for everyone.
By utilizing the tools we offer at PI Consulting Group, you step into the predictive learning method, which is a scientifically proven method of hiring smarter. Contact us today and let’s talk about how the process works and why it will work for you.