"Scott Berkun started his career and spent nearly a decade at Microsoft. He rose to become a lead program manager, running a team that worked on Internet Explorer. But in 2010, he was offered a job at Automattic, the company behind the blogging platform WordPress.com."
1) Talk things out in advance
2) Don't be afraid to be a bit more aggressive.
As the economy continues to improve, so does the job market, and some employees may be considering their options. Companies worldwide are doubling down on their retention and recruitment initiative...
In short: Use different channels, find a way to stand out, recognize that your workplace matters, appeal to a range of age groups, offer flexibility, and get creative.
I have learned that we really need to help support our People to help them feel comfortable so they can create and collaborate freely.
It's refreshing to see such a people-centric fun-loving attitude. It shows in everything they do.
"Today’s employees face unprecedented demands on their time and energy. People are stressed out, overwhelmed, sidelining healthy habits, and unable to engage fully at work or in life. Companies are increasingly turning to employee engagement and wellness programs to improve well-being, boost engagement and productivity, and ultimately reverse these trends."
The report points to an inextricable link between employee well-being and engagement, but middle managers are skeptical.
Sadly, the majority of employers do not measure the impact of the wellness and well-being programs.
Everywhere, environments are more interactive and responsive, friendlier, and seemingly more simple. As Bill Gates has said, “innovation equals efficiency,” and we’re beginning to see more and more of it in the workplace.
Perhaps the industry leaders are there, but most of corporate America has a long way to go.