Over the past few days I’ve gotten some interesting feedback on my discussion about the current war for talent. My circle of colleagues have added some great weight and context to the discussion, especially on LinkedIn!
I wanted to take a few moments today to share some of the feedback I’ve been getting. Also, I’m going to keep the conversation going through the month of September so please add your voice to the conversation and engage me on Twitter and FaceBook too!
With that, let’s dive right into a few of the questions I asked, and the responses from the field.
How do you handle questions about your corporate culture from candidates?
“We tell them to look us up on the web and then Glassdoor to see what our employees think about us. We rarely answer direct questions on culture as it can be misinterpreted – that’s also why we have an employee handbook”
Does company culture factor into the search for your next job? Where does it rank for you?
“I think now, more than ever, company culture is one of the major contributing factors, as well as a total compensation package, in a candidate’s decision to accept a position with a company. The workforce has shifted in recent years to meet the new expectations of the next generation(s), specifically the Millennials. I think this trend will continue to blossom and evolve as more Baby Boomers retire and exit the workforce and Gen X’ers, Gen Y’ers and Millennials move up to fill those voids.”
Besides your compensation, what else can your employer do to show they value you? A pat on the back? Take you out to lunch?
“Those things are nice, I would add support, trust, and “thank you’s.” There is nothing like being able to being able to count on your manager to support a decision they helped you make.”
To be continued…
Let’s keep the conversation rolling, I’ll pose other questions to my audience as I have them but if you have an interesting success story to share about your company’s culture – please do!
Keep in mind, if the culture at your company isn’t 100% where you want it to be, what part can you play in changing things for the better? As we roll into the weekend, I want to leave you with this parting thought:
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”
– Les Brown