Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Building A Magnetic Culture: How To Attract And Retain Top Talent To Create An Engaged, Productive Workforce By Kevin Sheridan

Building a Magnetic Culture:  How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce

Building A Magnetic Culture: How To Attract And Retain Top Talent To Create An Engaged, Productive Workforce By Kevin Sheridan

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Attract top talent and energize your workforce with a MAGNETIC CULTURE

"Sheridan outlines simple but powerful steps to take in creating and maintaining an organization that fosters an environment with similar attraction."
—Marshall Goldsmith, Ph.D., international bestselling author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"A compelling case for and guide to the creation of a high engagement/high performance workforce."
—Douglas R. Conant, retired president and CEO, Campbell Soup Company; New York Times bestselling author of TouchPoints

"It's impossible for any company to have a monopoly on talent. But it is possible to have the best culture. Sheridan shares insights and best practices for creating an engaging culture where associates can grow and thrive."
—Frits van Paassche n, president and CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

"A long time ago I discovered that when employees are passionate about their work, customers are passionate about the company. Kevin Sheridan knows that secret too. His insights on finding the right people and getting them engaged can change your culture forever."
—Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group, 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

"This book is filled with practical ideas, illuminating case stories, and fresh perspectives to stir employee engagement in any organization."
—Pamela Meyer, Ph.D., author of From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing through Dynamic Engagement

About the Book:

The perils of a disengaged workforce are well known—low productivity, high employee turnover, and failure to meet organization-wide goals. Less well known is what to do about it. How do you create a workforce that is always ready, able, and eager to take the organization to the next level?

You have to create a MAGNETIC CULTURE.

As CEO of leading employee survey and HR consulting firm HR Solutions, Inc., Kevin Sheridan knows how it's done—and in Building a Magnetic Culture, he shares all his secrets.

Building a Magnetic Culture explains what engages and motivates employees and how to create an environment in which employees can thrive. Drawing on years of research and real-world examples from his consulting experience, Sheridan gives you the strategies and tactics you need to transform your company by creating and sustaining a Magnetic Culture.

Providing benchmarking and best practices, as well as interviews with executives and HR professionals at companies that boast the highest levels of employee engagement, Sheridan outlines an easy-to-follow plan that:

  • Attracts the most talented people—and retains them
  • Makes employees feel they are part of the value that their organization creates
  • Increases Employee Engagement and drives productivity
  • Boosts creativity and problem solving

According to HR Solutions' own employee survey results, actively engaged employees show four times more satisfaction in their work and are four times less likely to leave than disengaged employees are. Is there a reason not to make building a Magnetic Culture your top priority?

Simply put, organizations that place a high value on actively cultivating a culture of engagement stand apart from their competition and enjoy superior business results.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #46643 in Books
  • Published on: 2012-01-09
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 256 pages
Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Kevin Sheridan is Chief Engagement Officer (CEO) and Chief Consultant of HR Solutions, Inc., a Human Capital Management Consulting Firm specializing in Employee Engagement Survey and Exit Survey design, implementation, analysis, and results. Sheridan has extensive experience in the field, having cofounded three successful survey-related organizations.

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful.
5How to build a great corporate culture across generations
By Joanna Daneman
This is a fascinating book--not only ideas for building a corporate culture that attracts top talent, but also a guidebook for working across generations; Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen-X and now, Millennials (1980-1992) all of whom are motivated by different incentives, work with or without constant feedback and supervision, and who have different defining moments in their lives. According to the author, Baby Boomers and Millennials couldn't be more different; Millennials grew up being kept constantly busy by their parents, require more positive feedback, work less to deadlines, and career is just one component of their lives--not the defining component.

Using the ideas in this book, a hiring team can look to attracting and motivating the kind of talent that can create a desirable and productive work environment. This is a refreshing book written during a time when mere survival on a job would seem the most that could be hoped for; this book says "There is talent out there and you can foster and profit from that talent."

At the very least, a must-read for anyone puzzled by managing a generation older or younger than themselves.

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
4Digging a little deeper
By Mrs. Langley
I was impressed at the level of detail on employee engagement this book covers. It went beyond the mere idea of improving employee performance to the science behind making this a reality. From how to measure an employee's engagement level, to how to maintain it, Building a Magnetic culture provides a plan that is realistic and doable.
Many companies say they want to improve the culture of their organization, but only those that are willing to take steps like those taught here will truly achieve the high performance level of commitment from their employees they need to remain competitive.

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
4Not just for those in leadership
By B.
I was impressed at just how much practical advice is in this book. It not only offers a clear look at basic concepts, but also advice that is very specific on engaging employees of today's generation. Though I am not in a leadership position, as an employee I still gained valuable insight into the part I can play in my own engagement level. Reading this has made me question whether or not I am highly engaged in my work, and helped me better understand why I may or may not be. I would recommend it to anyone looking to gain a greater sense of fulfillment from their work, as well as any leader who wants to learn how to inspire the best performance possible from their employees.


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