I love the quote – Build Your People and They Will Build Your Business
It really resonates with me and todays employees seem to agree. People are looking for workplaces where their values and beliefs mesh with those of their employer. Hiring great people that in turn build a company is not easy, but smart leaders know that shaping and building a culture that unites people around a common cause is key. Todays people want to know that their work matters. That they are making a difference. Work cultures are unique to every company but there are certain qualities that must be prevalent for a culture to thrive – people must feel engaged, valued and that their work matters. Knowing that your work is important and meaningful counts – whether you are a receptionist, data processor, manager, senior executive or a recruitment consultant. I couldn’t do what I do without knowing that I was making a difference in someone’s life. I believe most people in the workforce feel the same. Employers who foster a culture that reinforces the importance of the part each individual plays in a company will always attract and retain great people. Any company that wants to build a successful business will invest in their people first. To achieve this, people need to firmly and passionately believe in and respect the company as a whole, from the top down. You are only as strong as the team you build under you. The more successful your people are, the more successful your business will be.