In the era of the Great Resignation, it’s no longer enough to be a great tech company. You also have to be a rockstar employer if you want to attract and retain top talent. Here are a few ways to level up your IT firm for 2022.
Pitch Your Company…to Your Employees
The people who started your company with you are on board with your vision, but what about everyone you’ve hired since then? Do they even know your core values or your larger goals for the company? Pretend your team members are venture capitalists, and pitch the company to them, complete with a pitch deck. Convince them of why the business is awesome, and they’ll be more likely to stick around.
Practice Radical Transparency
A modern tech company has to be lean, flexible, and able to pivot. But how can your employees pivot with you if they don’t understand exactly what’s going on? In the new year, make a commitment to radical transparency, sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly with your entire team.
Interview Your Top Performers
Everyone likes public praise, and your team members can always learn something from each other. Invite your top three performers to a recorded video interview. Ask them how they got to where they are and why they love what they do. Post the video not only internally but also on YouTube and across social media. Let those people serve as brand ambassadors to potential new hires, as well as an inspiration for your existing team members.
Hold a Competition
You’ll need to set boundaries to make sure it doesn’t get out of hand, but a bit of friendly competition can help everyone perform their best. You can set either team or individual goals and enter everyone who hits the goal into a prize raffle. Maybe the individual winner gets an extra day off, or the winning team gets a catered lunch. Think outside the box to come up with prizes that everyone will find worth competing for.
Spend a Day with Your Team
Have you ever seen the show, Undercover Boss? Invariably, the leaders on the show are shocked to learn how things actually run on the floor. Put yourself in your team members’ shoes by spending a day working side by side with them. Then implement the lessons you learn.
Being a great tech company is one thing. But being a tech company that’s great to work for is something else entirely. In 2022, strive to be the best employer you possibly can be.
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