Top Tips for a Top Workplace
Posted on January 13th, 2016
Written by: WorkplaceDynamics
Some of the powerful ways you can (and should) use your Top Workplaces award
Congratulations! Your organization is a Top Workplace—and it’s a big deal. That’s because being a Top Workplace isn’t something you can buy. It’s an achievement you’ve earned and a distinction that will give your organization a competitive advantage.
First things first. Celebrate your achievement.
Once the award has gone public (mum’s the word until then), it’s time to celebrate! Your employees are the ones who told us you deserve this award, so take time to share this victory with them. Throw a surprise party, give them some Top Workplaces swag, and let them know just how much they’re appreciated. Get creative and have fun with it!
Make it part of your employer brand.
A recent study of 2,250 corporate recruiters reported that companies with a strong employer brand can reduce their cost-per-hire by as much as 50% and they benefit from a significantly lower turnover rate too. Not to mention, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. These candidates are driven by purpose, a sense of connection, and a healthy work/life balance—many of the same things required of Top Workplaces. Promote your award in your recruiting efforts and they’ll be sure to notice.
Win that big contract.
Being a Top Workplace helps you to stay a step ahead of your competition. Clients notice this distinction as a mark of confidence and an indication of quality and service, so don’t be shy about adding the logo to your marketing materials, your website, and your packaging.
Network with other Top Workplaces.
Top Workplaces share a passion for organizational health and workplace culture. We encourage you and your management team to network with the leaders of other companies. Share best practices, swap stories, and learn from each other. We like to be social too! Follow Top Workplaces and WorkplaceDynamics on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Cultivate employee engagement.
Engagement has a significant impact on the bottom-line, from employee turnover, productivity, quality, and client retention. But engagement doesn’t just happen. It’s a direct product of the actions top leaders take to shape workplace culture.
Stay in “Top” shape.
Even the best athletes have trainers, right? While your organization earned the award this year, Top Workplaces is a highly competitive program. Organizational health is critical to meeting our standards for the list, and it requires determination and commitment from your senior leadership team. So use your survey results to cultivate an outstanding workplace culture and get ready