We’ve all felt the effect of the great resignation. 20 million people quit their jobs in the latter half of 2021, resulting in the worst labor shortage the US has ever seen. Visit any business and right next to the sign that says "We're open" you'll see another one that reads "Help Wanted." The problem is clear. This may shock you, the answer is NOT MONEY!
Qualified candidates are no longer signing with the highest bidder. A fat salary and a corner office don’t speak to the values of todays’ workers any more. High-value employees want to decide where, when and how they are going to work. People simply have more options, and smart people are leveraging those options at a historic rate.
Check out this quote from Karin Kimbrough, chief economist at Linkedin, the largest professional network.
“People have been living to work for a very long time. And I think the pandemic brought that moment of reflection for everyone. 'What do I wanna do? What makes my heart sing?' And people are thinking, "'f not now, then when?'"
With all the competition out there, (my local fast food restaurant is currently offering a signing bonus of $500.00 and an iPhone!) how can you attract high-quality people? Furthermore, how can you get them to remain and make a contribution that increases your bottom line? Surprisingly, the answer is NOT MONEY.
High-value employees want to know more than “how much will I be paid?” Studies show that one of the highest deciding factors is company culture. The primary element of culture is how people are treated. Are you prepared to answer these questions from a potential hire?
- How will I be treated here?
- What will it feel like to work here?
- Are these the people I want to work with?
One of the keys to attracting and retaining high-quality people to your team or company is creating an attractive culture.
Rules of Engagement for a Professional Family teaches 7 tried and true principles to attract high-quality people to your team and create an atmosphere where they want to STAY!
"I've facilitated this workshop from coast to coast and every time it shifts the culture by setting expectations and giving language for what it means to be BOTH professional and family."-Pam Ross
Establish your organization's rules for...
- Crisis Management
So that you can confidently attract and retain the people you really want and desperately need.
If you want the right people, you have to create the right environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
A personal note from Pam
Rules of Engagement for a Professional Family was designed to help leaders just like you. In it, I give language, establish protocols and design culture that will directly impact your bottom line. I'm excited to share the wisdom that has enabled me to build high yielding teams for decades with those who need it most.
I understand that not every organization is ready or able for onsite trainings or workshops. This is why I went in the studio and recorded this material. You can watch this Pro-Fam series alone or bring your team to the table and get some work done! Either way, don't miss this opportunity to have what my team calls "Pam on Demand."
I'll see you inside!