Being Nice – Why It Helps Companies Land and Keep Top Talent

February 14th, 2019

The focus on kindness is sweeping the nation. There are national campaigns to encourage everyone to simply be nicer to the people around them. And kindness is never a bad thing. Can you be nicer in your company to attract and retain top-quality employees? There is ample evidence that shows kindness in the workplace breeds employee loyalty. Here are a few ways kindness can positivity impact your hiring process and employee retention.

Show Kindness in Your Company Values

Right from the start, candidates will be looking at your website to determine if they want to work with your company. Your company values and mission statement should include information about kindness. There are a variety of ways you can communicate this within your web copy and with the overall corporate culture, you’re wanting to project. For example, some people are sure to include their charitable works within the community to draw the attention of those who want to give back.

Treat Them Well in the Process

Once they apply with your company, treat them well at every step along the way. Keep them updated with the process of the position. Treat them kindly over email and over the phone. Never act like they are a burden on your time or seem like you’re distracted by something else that you might consider more important.

Enforce a Policy of Kindness Through the Interview

Being nice should continue throughout the interview process as well. Be welcoming, kind, and show your candidates what your company stands for. Share with them some insight on what it’s like to work with your organization, how you put a priority on being nice to employees which, in turn, creates benefits for your end customers.

Continue to Be Nice after They’ve Been Hired

Once you make a selection and bring on an employee who fits what you’re looking for and has all the skills, don’t stop being nice. Start with your onboarding program. Pair them with a mentor who can help them learn the ropes not just of their job but also the environment and culture. Continue with recognition programs throughout the year to show appreciation for everyone who works with you.

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Office Politics Advice

February 1st, 2013

It is difficult, if not impossible, to avoid office politics. As much as we know it doesn’t help to get involved there is something in our very nature that makes us want to be a part of this kind of social structure. However, there are ways to beat traditional office politics and be a better employee for it.

  1. Be kind and respectful. This sounds like playground advice but it is timeless and universal. Learn everyone’s name no matter what they do in the office. Learn about their lives so can have conversations with them that go beyond small talk. Most importantly, be genuine when you speak with them.
  2. Chose to like everyone. It is easy to get caught in the trap of “us” versus “them” in any group setting. There will certainly be people in your office that you get along with better than others. Don’t form cliques. Consciously chose to like a co-worker that you would never be friends with outside the office.
  3. Positive gossip. Everyone talks in the office about everyone else; this is just part of the human experience. Rather than sharing the negative information try to spread positive news. Brag about your co-worker’s accomplishments and when someone baits you with negative information turn it around on them. Compliment your coworkers and management directly if you love what they’ve done.
  4. Do the unpleasant tasks. There are some employees in the office who get stuck with the unpleasant jobs because no one else will do them. Guess what? The people who do don’t want to do it either. Consider volunteering for these types of things like cleaning out the refrigerator or cleaning the bathroom.
  5. Don’t be secretive. Be sure that everything you say to everyone in the office can be shared. Rather than talking behind someone’s back approach them and discuss the issue in the open. Being transparent will give you a reputation of being an honest and respectful person in your office and you’ll be trusted with more information.

What are some other ways you can be above the politics in your office? If you are looking for staffing agencies in Pasadena TX, contact the experts at Meador Staffing to see how they can help you.