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.
- 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
- Volunteer. People who want to be made use of make
themselves useful. Your job is to have a
strategy 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.
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.
- 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.
- Get more
education. 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.
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.
- 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