Posted by Janis Gall on February 21, 2012 in Fun topics and Miscellaneous
What do British Columbian Employees Value in the Workplace
BC's Best Companies to work for 10th annual competition hosted by BC Business and their partners at MindField RPO Group Inc., found that a “sense of worth and a feeling of connection” is the core motivator that keeps employees truly invested in their work.
A common theme in this year’s employee comments is that it’s a company’s culture in which they are encouraged to share ideas – and where those ideas are actually valued – that helps them out of bed on a Monday morning.
BC Business Magazine’s Rock Star Employers 2011 Edition (December) is well worth the read for all employers and employees looking for a great company to work with. Congratulations to the twenty BC Businesses who clearly understand the value of their employees.
There were eight categories and twenty winners. Within each category the various winners all have a common work place culture that embodies a real sense of connection and appreciation for their employees. The following eight articles written are invaluable for any employer and you can see by the title of the articles what BC employee’s value in the workplace:
- Clearing the Channel – The value of hearing constructive criticism by Jessica Barrett
- Fostering a Connection – Interaction- even play- is crucial to employee retention by Valerie McTavish
- Investing in Skills – Training employees is an investment in company culture by Jessica Barrett
- Careful Whisper – Your best friend in attracting talent? Word of mouth by Rebecca Tay
- Keeping it flexible – Relaxing on small details pays dividends for employers by Valerie McTavish
- Nodding Acquaintances – The important acknowledgments are often cheap or free by Rebecca Tay
- Taking it Outside – Loyalty is a recipe best cooked outside the office by Valerie McTavish
- Stimulating Pastimes – Finding the fun is key to employee retention by Valerie McTavish
Click here to view the 2011 best Companies winners to work for in BC.
You are only as good as the people you hire. Do your employees feel valued, appreciated and connected?