Give what you want to get....


Ever wonder how to get the most out of your employees or why they’re not more engaged? The answer lies in the Golden Rule: they want you to treat them the way you want them to treat their work. That won’t take more rules or money, just a commitment to what’s probably in your employee handbook already. Companies talk about the importance of their employees, and how they are committed to fairness and well-being… but if every supervisor doesn’t buy into that philosophy and practice it every day then the relationship between management and employees will never be all it can be. Employees want to know they matter and to be treated as people: that’s the new talent contract. If your culture doesn’t adopt and support those principles, then you need to change it: start by catching employees doing things right, treat everyone fairly, and create an atmosphere of trust and respect. It’s not any more complicated than that. The bottom line: give what you expect to get today.

Pamela Stroko: Talent management expert