Being a great place to work isn't rocket science. All it takes is an unwavering commitment to your employees' peace of mind.
That's the word from Crystal Williams, Robert Waller Jr., and Phillip Jones.
They lead organizations that have been named among the best associations to work — Williams is executive director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Waller is president and COO of Association Headquarters, and Jones is president and CEO of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.
What's their secret? As they told attendees at the American Society of Association Executives' 2012 Annual Meeting, it's all about the little things. Here are just a few of the cool things these folks do for their employees:
The strategy here is simple, said Waller: “We don't want to lose good people.”
Do you have to do those things? Absolutely not. They're just examples of how great places to work operate — with their employees' best interests at heart. Being a great place work doesn't mean you have to come up with a trendy new benefit. It simply means treating your people well, and doing that can be pretty simple:
I'd argue that we should all be doing these things as a matter of course, but the fact that we're talking about it means that we're not.
You want good people? Here's the easy solution: Be good to your people.
What kinds of cool benefits do you offer to keep your staff coming back for more?