We are in full swing of this “Great Resignation” and a record 4.3 million people quit their jobs in August. 

If you are one of the business leaders who have been losing people, please realize that it is not them, It is YOU! People are quitting because they no longer align themselves with your company values … especially the mandated policies in and around the pandemic. 

Right now, there are much better options in the form of growth and career satisfaction. Which is why people are taking their time in locating the opportunity that they really want. 

So, if you want to stop the attrition and be able to hire strong people, get solid on your values and focus on what each individual is desiring in terms of their personal career growth. 

Today we are discussing exactly what you need to do to become an employer of choice to start winning great people!

Our guest today:  Leilani Quiray, Founder & CEO of Be The Change HR

A conscious company and social enterprise, providing  HR support for small-to-medium sized businesses in any facet of HR from pre-hire to post-term and everything else that happens in between. Her and her team also teach free job readiness courses and provide free coaching to individuals who’ve been trafficked, homeless and veterans in transition.  Her team is not only HR Pros, they are Life Changers. 

Today we discuss:

  • What people really want today from their careers in this great resignation
  • The elements you need implemented in your company to successfully hire the strongest people

Challenge today?

  • Why employees REALLY are choosing new employers?
  • How to become the employer of choice today?
  • People think they know what people want, but they don't know
    • Money 
    • Benefits 
    • Perks 
    • Unrealistic vision (modeling google)
    • What the owner wants (I like X so they’ll like X)
  • What is it that people REALLY want?
    • “Experts stress that people are leaving their jobs as workers across the country are demanding higher pay, better employment conditions and critical support in their daily lives.”

Why is this important to the company?

  • Companies need humans
  • ethics/moral duty to have a healthy workforce
  •  ROI
    • More engagement = more profitable of a company

Rick’s Nuggets

  • Flexibility: Personal freedom is a real issue!

    • Attrition is happening due to continued company vaccine policies
    • Both for and against
    • “Don't want to be micromanaged” 
  • What does not matter … as much
    • Compensation
    • Benefits & Perks

How do we solve the problem? 

  • Ask your people

    • Needs are different
    • Use buckets core values & data on why people choose companies/stay at companies
    • Survey your people unanimously 
    • Use data to make decisions
    • Communicate back - low morale and distrust if you do not
  • Job requirements reasonable? (also think DEI and diverse hires)
    • Education and where (Harvard?) - biggest hurdle
    • Opens the hiring pool to disadvantaged candidates
  • Compensation Analysis
    • Market Value

      • Free tools BLS
    • By demographics too
  • Employer branding
    • What do you look like publicly?
    • Core values shine?
    • How awesome you are should show!
    • Evil Glassdoor (aka the Yelp for employers)
      • Get ahead of the bad reviews by getting good ones
      • Damage control and a look at ones own org if you already have bads ones
        • Take a look at who you are hiring
  • Core Value Work
    • Do you have them?
    • Assess them
      • Tool?
    • Book?
    • Live them
    • Weave them into everything
      • We ask “are we living our core values?”
      • Language within the company and how decisions are made

Rick’s Nuggets

  • Are your values real?
  • Job requirements need to be eliminated and replaced with performance metrics
    • Form of conscious bias
    • Performance Metrics = Accountability
  • Interview for core value alignment
    • Value alignment is the only true measure to ensure performance and tenure
    • No reason to move when you provide everything a person desires

Key Takeaways that the Audience can plug into their business today!  -Value:

  • Do Pulse Check Surveys!
  • Rethink your recruiting strategy: job requirements, your online presence, comp analysis
  • LIVE your core values!

Guest Links

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leilaniquiray/

Company: https://bethechangehr.org/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bethechangehr/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bethechangehumanresources/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bethechangehr

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bethechangehr/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqsQa5CXid2I0xQwiVyE2nw/featured


This show is proudly sponsored by Criteria Corp: https://www.criteriacorp.com/

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