Is your organization pushing to get people back in the office? Has the topic of commuting, public transportation, and shared office space been raised and are you ready to go back to the 9-5 routine you once took for granted? We have found that we are just as productive remotely and discovered new levels of flexibility that have made a difference in our quality of life so the idea of being pushed back into the cubicle isn’t attractive and leading to many talking about the “Great Resignation”.
It doesn’t have to be this way; in this video I suggest reframing the conversation from one of “resignation” to one of “recruiting” the very same workers to stay with the organization. Let’s start with conducting a Stay Interview where you seek a deeper understanding of what keeps that person working productively every day. Let’s expand the topic of compensation to be more than salary, include flexible schedules, remote and hybrid work options too. Use professional development to show the person they are valued for the long term. Finally, highlight their work and show how it has meaning, align people to purpose, encourage their passion, and you will see an impact in their performance.
I think we can make this the Great Recruitment that positively impacts retention. If you would like to talk more about using learning as a strategic business tool to impact your team let’s Zoom or even use the phone to talk because together, we are stronger and we don’t need being remote or at a distance to keep us from connecting and engaging – let’s learn and work together! I’ll bring some coffee….