Employers Must Be Aware of How Workers View Their Jobs

August 9, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employers should be aware that their top performing workers could be lured away, so keeping a finger on employees' satisfaction level and keeping the communication channels open is important, suggests Management Recruiters International, Inc.

According to Michael Jalbert, president of the recruiting organization, employers need to probe how employees feel about their jobs – a technique that can enhance communication between managers and employees.

Bosses should always assume that their best employees are getting calls and offers from their competitors. Adopt the policy that no one will work at a company longer than one year without being re-recruited by the boss, Jalbert said in a press release. Drop loyalty from your vocabulary and accept that you must continually challenge top talent if you are to keep them.

Jalbert suggests the following questions to determine whether employees will stay at their jobs:

  • If you could make any changes about your job, what would they be?
  • What things about your job do you want to stay as they are?
  • If you could go back to any previous position and stay for an extended period of time, which one would it be and why?
  • If you suddenly became financially independent, what would you miss most about your job?
  • In the morning, does your job make you jump out of bed or hit the snooze button?
  • What makes for a great day?
  • What can we do to make your job more satisfying?
  • What can we do to support your career goals?
  • Do you get enough recognition?
  • What can we do to keep you with us?

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