You’re Heading Down the Right Path!
Nice job! Your People Strategy can be stronger in many ways, but you’re doing a lot right so far – more than most small-to-medium businesses. You’re focused on trying to bring in the right people and have the potential makings of a strong corporate culture. For your business to take the next step, you need to empower your people to become true catalysts. Together, we can create strategies and systems that move your people from cogs to genuine differentiators for success!
Based on your answers, it seems like your organization is heading in a positive direction. You’re leading with intention, trying to implement long-term lasting changes, and making earnest efforts to rally your teams behind your mission. Those are critical first steps. To take your organization to the next level and create true catalysts within the company, focus on improving a few more things:
- Get full buy-in from your team
- Your People Strategy can’t get where you want it to go if your people aren’t all-in
- Be transparent about compensation and reward structures
- It’s not always about salary. Perks, incentives, and mobility are strong motivators.
- Remove any ambiguity from performance assessments
- Employees want to know how they’re doing and what standards are expected.
- Foster open communication
- Be accessible, be receptive, and follow-up.
- Feeling like you’re heard, taken seriously, and cared for is powerful.
There’s no easy way around implementing a world-class people strategy that has the power to supercharge your business. It takes focus, diligence, and constant attention and maintenance to succeed. At Insperity, getting human capital strategy right was always priority number one, and it’s helped my company grow into the multi-billion dollar enterprise that it is today. Even when all else around you appears to be failing, as long as your people remain your North Star, the path to greatness remains right in front of you.
For a deeper look into the 10 strategies of a successful human capital approach, pick up a copy of Paul Sarvadi’s book, Take Care of Your People: The Enlightened CEO’s Guide to Business Success.