“Do all the good that you can. By all the means that you can. In all the places that you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” John Wesley, Theologian
I recently did some research on what employees expect from their employers, and below is a summary of the top 4 themes:
Let me start by defining “Great Job Match”, because if you get this one right, the other three areas are so much easier to address. If you have ever experienced it, you know what it means, and if you haven’t experienced it you may think it’s a myth.
I started PeopleRight over 20 years ago because I had worked in corporate America for over 20 years, I had worked for five companies, had 10 different job titles, and of those 10 there were at least 8 that I hoped I would never have to do again. And it wasn’t because I couldn’t do them (or do them well), but because I couldn’t do them well using my natural talents.
But those other two were super special jobs because I could be wildly successful just by being who I am wired to be – I didn’t have to be someone that I wasn’t – and that is meant by Great Job Match.
So, I created PeopleRight in 2002 to help leaders in companies understand and improve job match. The fact that we’ve been around for over 20 years, and been hired by Fortune 200 companies, and have worked for them for over 20 years now is testimony to how well we understand and can help companies improve in this area.
And for those of you thinking this is some kind touchy-feely exercise, you just don’t understand how this works.
Let me explain a little bit more. I have never had an HR job title. In fact, I have an engineering degree and an MBA, so I come from a background where actual results mean something, and if you can’t prove something works, then maybe you shouldn’t be doing it. I work with a lot of great HR Managers, but they are typically not the ones who initially asked me into the company.
The people who ask me are people who manage large organizations and know that their success depends solely on the success of the people they are hiring, and they need more or better information to make better decisions in the people arena.
If you are looking for proof, we’d be happy to share one of our case studies.
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