Who needs a good pitch when your company culture speaks for you?

About 70% of your employees hate their job. That is some bad PR! A staggering 96% of people think that their workplace culture needs a change. According to a recent Booz & Company study, 84% of respondents and 86% of C-Suite respondents believe that their organization’s culture is critical to business success. This isn’t about laying down the law. This is about individual accountability and intention.

Best practices can help, but this isn’t about tips and tricks. This is about making sure you and your team are allocating resources (often scarce) and attention with your workplace values and the impact you want to have on your organization, industry, cause or even the world. There are many forces reshaping the workplace today, which inspired founders of TalentCulture to create a collaborative village of talent-minded professionals to support one another through sometimes chaotic shifts in business, technology and workforce dynamics.

6 Things Top-Performing Employees Look For In A Job (source)

1. Fair pay

“Fair pay” meant 10% above or below what they could make working in that same position in another company. Employees didn’t need to be making top dollar, but they wanted assurance they were making roughly what their counterparts were earning.

2. Challenging work

Top-performing employees said they wanted work that engaged them; work that was interesting and rewarding.

3. Cool colleagues

Workers wanted to work with people they liked, trusted and respected. They wanted their co-workers to be their friends.

4. Winning culture

Employees wanted to receive genuine, honest praise. They wanted to have fun. They wanted to feel as though they were doing meaningful work.

5. Opportunity for growth

Workers needed opportunities for both professional growth and personal growth. They wanted a clear career path, and they wanted to gain new skills.

6. A great boss

The nation’s best employees all said they wanted a boss that they could look up to; a boss that they could admire and respect. If they had that, they often stayed working for a company even when higher-paying opportunities presented themselves.

“The neat thing about this is that only one of these involves money,” John pointed out. “The other five on the list are things that anyone can do just by finding, keeping and growing top talent and giving them these key things they look for in a business they want to work for.”

Image Credit: See-ming Lee