As the year comes to a close, companies are starting to review their performance in 2018 and map out new goals for the upcoming new year. When this happens, there’s much to consider. Popular topics of interest include budgets, employee retention and promotions, and how your company wants to be portrayed in 2019 to customers, competitors, and within the marketplace.
In this blog post, we wanted to focus on employee development and retention. Why? Well, in today’s working environment, younger employees want more from their careers than a bi-weekly paycheck. They want value, trust, respect, and career development.
Decades ago, a job was something you did to provide for your family and make a living. You clocked in at 8 a.m., sat at your desk, and completed your work the same day while counting down the days until the weekend, when you could actually do something you enjoy. Let’s compare that to today’s working force. Yes, employees are still interested in receiving fair compensation for their hard work, but they want so much more. They want a career, a lifestyle. They crave learning new things, making connections to advance their positions, and bringing value to their colleagues and leadership team through creative insights, hard work, and dedication.
At OstermanCron, our team is encouraged to do this in many different ways. For example, we attend networking events hosted by many organizations that our employees are passionate about, find new groups to join whether or not it relates to our positions or passions, and even seek a personal mentor we can meet with regularly in order to gain knowledge outside of our office furniture industry bubble.
To view pictures from some networking events we’ve attended this past year, and the organizations many of us are passionate about, visit the OstermanCron website.
And from all of us at OstermanCron, we wish you a happy new year!