Australian market research has told us for some time now that employee engagement is low, with the majority of employees ready to leave their current positions for other opportunities. This is a concerning trend, particularly as Australia lags behind other industrialised countries.
How serious is the lag? ORC International found that Australia ranked #10 out of 19 countries, behind the US and Canada, and only slightly ahead of the UK.
Fortunately, there are a few basic things a company can do to increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention:
- Give employees meaningful, ongoing feedback
- Provide clarity into goals and expectations
- Reward, recognise and appreciate employees
- Provide opportunities for growth and development
- Build a magnetic workplace culture
What does build a magnetic workplace culture mean?
According to Kevin Sheridan, Chief Engagement Officer and Chief Consultant of HR Solutions, a magnetic work culture is one that draws talented employees to the organisation and empowers them.
Organisations that are successful in sustaining this kind of environment know the engagement drivers that will ensure top talent stays.
In his New York Times and Washington Post bestseller Building a Magnetic Culture, Kevin explains that organisations need to focus on nurturing their unique workplace culture in order to be successful.
On November 30th, Kevin will lead a webinar on this topic and discuss the attraction and retention tactics that actually matter to employees.
- Kevin Sheridan, Senior VP – HR Optimisation, Avatar HR Solutions
- Darren Sprod, Regional Manager, Halogen Software Australia
Date and Time: November 30, 2012, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. AEDT
* This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 HRCI credit and 1 AHRI CPD credit
Based on his extensive survey-experience in the field, Kevin will provide attendees with the best practices winning organisations currently use to create their own magnetic culture.
If you want to stop the revolving door at your workplace, take steps to discover what motivates your employees to perform. Then create a corporate culture that supports the behaviours that drive business success.
To learn how to create your own magnetic culture I invite you to register for this webinar.