07 August 2010 15:57pm
I have worked in a number of eCommerce departments now for large bluechip companies (so client side) and am left with a wonder about where there are any companies out there truely value their staff?
The current company im with clearly despite having a hell of a time trying to get new recruits with the right skills into the team are doing nothing to keep the experts they currently have.
Why is this and has anyone come across any good examples of companies that have more sensible approaches to employee retenion?
Marketer at Sporting Index
12 August 2010 10:10am
Unfortunately I've experienced the same feelings in companies I have worked with. I come from the opposite end of the spectrum though, having worked for SMEs with less than 100 employees.
For me, it all comes down to management attitude. Many don't seem to understand that it is individuals who make up a company (or a team/division). Likewise, I believe that many first-time entrepreneurs get a bit lost in the myriad of tasks to complete when running a start-up, and forget that they have to look after their staff too, even though they may have had the best intentions from the outset.
I've just finished reading Seth Godin's latest book, Linchpin. One thing this book tries to teach you is to make yourself indespensible within your organisation and in whatever you do. I believe if you focus on making yourself indespensible and you are still not valued in your company, then move on. You will be valued elsewhere; you just have to keep on trying to find that place. And in the meantime, you'll be progressing personally along the way.
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