Take Control of Your Employee Experience
Posted March 13, 2018 & filed under Hiring Resources, Productivity, Work Environment, Work Life
Let's be real: finding talent is hard, making the chance of finding top talent nearly impossible! Hiring Managers are left scrambling to pick up the slack and living in fear of losing another employee. In the end, an overall feeling of powerlessness takes over and productivity is at an all-time low.
In an effort to bust the status quo, our team sought out help and found Stephan Vincent, the founder of eX Summit, a podcast that strives to improve company culture and employee experience. According to Stephan, the employee experience is a joined effort between marketing, human resources, talent acquisition, and all others in your organization, and lasts throughout the entire employment lifecycle.
Great news, too: employers have the opportunity to brand, and essentially guide the employee experience through the employee lifecycle.
- Attracting Talent: Job listings, employer narrative pages, and even office décor are included in branding a company culture. It is through these avenues, along with countless others, that employers can attract the exact talent that they need to be successful.
- Onboarding: Once the ball is rolling on bringing in new talent, the onboarding process sets the stage for how the rest of their employee experience should be. Onboarding should be seamless and informative, allowing the new hire to ease into their new position with your company.
- Development, performance management, and motivation: These three pieces of the lifecycle go hand-in-hand and can easily stop a positive employee experience dead in its tracks. Don’t let your new hire’s experience be halted by poor management or lack of performance management. As millennials continue to take over the workforce, it is more important now more than ever to continue offering the kind of feedback they desire (Business.com).
- Recognition: It is well-known that employees perform better when they feel that the work they have done is not going unnoticed. According to Rick Mariotti, CEO at Fusion Alliance, at the eX Summit Columbus, “recognition should be tied back to the company’s mission and values” to foster the company’s culture within employees and promote a positive employee experience.
- Offboarding: The employee experience should not stop when it comes time for the employee to leave the company. This is a valuable opportunity to gather feedback from employees about what your team could do to improve the employee experience the future, and even hear about what you did right by the former employee.
A positive employee experience can encourage employee retention and promote an exciting culture, which will attract new talent. The feat of controlling the employee experience is not one that you can accomplish alone but will only bring your team closer together as you fight the war on talent!
To attend an eX summit yourself, visit http://exsummit.com/.