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Talent Strategy or Competition? How to make all your people feel like they’ve been promoted

I recently read an article for employees about how to
position themselves for a promotion.  In
a corporate culture where the path to the goods is getting on top, getting that
promotion is the key to nirvana.  The
next step up the corporate ladder means more money, more respect, more job
satisfaction, and perhaps a sense of job security, if anyone has that these
days!  What if all those things could
occur for everyone who works for your business? 

You can reference the entire article here.  For our purposes, I’ll give you the tip for
getting that promotion, followed by deeper look at how you can optimize your
employee engagement strategy.

  1.  Know your job.  The advice for promotion seekers is to do a
    good job with the one they have.  This is
    easy to do if the job is a good fit. 
    Your job as a manager is to hire right in the first place.  Keenhire’s Conscious Hiring process
    ensures precious time and resources are not used placing a square peg in a
    round hole.
  2. Volunteer.  People who want to be made use of make
    themselves useful.  Your job is to have a
    great talent
    so that the gifts and talents in your talent pool are
    contributing.  This is how everybody
    wins!  You get the best results, and your
    people get to do what they’re good at. 
  3. Create
    your own position
    .  When people are
    stepping into a need, new job descriptions get created.  Your job is to develop your people so they
    can step into the new opportunities that your company’s growth will
    provide.  A comprehensive employee
    development strategy is a must.
  4. Let your
    boss know.
      Your job is not to wait
    for an employee to tell you they are interested in contributing.  Make sure your employees know that you know
    who they are, and are paying attention. 
    This is a key component to employee engagement, which I discussed in
    last week’s blog. 
  5. Get more
      Your job is to add value
    to your workplace by providing ongoing training and development within your
    organization that helps people do what they do even better.
  6. Don’t
    create drama.
      It is difficult for
    your employees to create drama if you have crafted your company culture to reflect
    the ideals that everyone wants to participate in.  Company culture starts from the top down, and
    congruence throughout the organization will make drama a waste of time for all
    concerned.  Keenhire’s organizational
    assessment tools will help you understand what’s going on at every level
    of your organization.
  7. Network.  The promotion seeker networks.  The productive organization encourages
    collaboration.  Cooperation rather than
    competition is something that you can create, if you’ve hired right, provided a
    dynamic, creative, high performance company culture, and set up an ongoing
    employee development strategy. 

Today’s economic climate requires that people at every level
of your business are engaged and happy. 
A promotion is a great thing, and you can ensure that everyone who works
for you is happy without one.  To make sure you’re creating the company culture you want, talk to a Keenhire consultant today at 888-533-6447.


Written by Elizabeth Danu


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