5.Reward activities you like. Reed offers a broad range of recognition opportunities and activities that bolster attributes that are core to its culture. "We pay employees to go offsite and volunteer services for a day. We have a spirit week where we have different activities every day, culminating in an offsite meeting at the end of the week."
Think it's a bunch of HR hooey? Reed Technology's successful employee retention is key to maintaining its culture. "While recruiting is important, the larger effort is the engagement process as it [relates to] the lifetime of their employment."
6.Learn to love HR. If you think HR stands for "hated resources," you may want to rethink your attitude. Ballai calls HR "one of our most trusted partners" and says the department is incredibly important to recruiting, retaining and engaging talent.
Do the work. Keep it simple. Make apostles of your people and you'll reap the benefit of those good hires for years to come.
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