Retention

Understanding Meaningfulness in the Workplace

Meaningful work is one of the top most important factors cited by employees when it comes to job satisfaction and engagement and has been found to outweigh the importance of expected pay. Work plays a critical part in how people define themselves, so it is to be expected that they will look to their jobs as a source of meaningfulness. Meaningfulness, for employees, is about finding a connection to humanity through their work. Companies can promote this by establishing a culture of ethics, morals, and corporate social responsibility that combines an employee’s personal values and work life together.

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Exit Interviews: Why They Matter and How to Conduct Them

By the time a key member of your team announces their departure, it is usually too late to persuade them to stay. They have likely already decided that it is time to move on either for professional or financial reasons or both. However, when key players opt to leave, the decision is rarely random. Whether they are moving across the country to join a spouse who has landed a great job in another city or simply moving around the corner to join an organization with greater opportunities for professional growth, it is important to discover why they are departing, and the best way to do this is with a formal exit interview. Continue reading