4 Things Your Best Employees Demand of You!
NCG, Inc. knows that times are changing. The new work force is motivated, driven, and cares more about opportunities to advance now than the typical work perks and pay. Of course those things are important, but they’re not going to keep your people happy. So, if you’re a Manager, Business Owner, or someone who aspires to be one, check out this review of the 4 Things Your Best Employees Demand of You!
1. Give them opportunities to acquire valuable new knowledge and skills!
Sharp people know how fast the world changes, how unexpectedly disruptions occur, and they’re concerned about their career if they overstay in a “has-been” company. They want to be cutting edge and if the company starts to fall behind, they’re going to leave. So, know the goals and aspirations of your sharpest employees, are you giving them the tools they need to grow?
2. They demand opportunities to complete projects with objective, measurable results!
Your top employees know the difference between “being involved with” a project and “achieved 10% improvement.” If your sharp people’s job turns into to doing the same thing day in and day out with no specific and measurable achievements, they have plateaued and they will leave. So, when it’s time assign assignments and tasks, ask yourself this, “Am I helping people demonstrate their abilities to get things done and meet greater challenges?”
3. They demand opportunities to branch out, make lateral career moves, be more adaptive, and not be pigeon-holed.
Being pigeon-holed, means you’re only valuable as long as a current skill-set or type of job is in demand. The risk with this is that it limits opportunities where a vast array of different skills are required. Are you helping your sharp employees broaden their skills? If not, your top people probably can go in a different direction where they’ll be able to experience new things.
4. They demand you give them an opportunity to expand their professional network.
Your sharp people will WANT to make connections and to stay informed. They want people to reach out to when they need advice or information to do their jobs better. They want to know what to expect and what to be prepared for that could slow down their career growth and how to handle it. If they don’t get this, they will leave your company.
To learn more about the career opportunities that are available within NCG, Inc. please visit our website and click on the “careers” tab: www.ncg-corp.com