What is the best way to build a superstar team? You can pay top market salary, offer unique incentives, incorporate flexible schedules, provide more benefits, or give employees the option to volunteer for a few hours in the community without a loss of pay. According to Forbes, all of these are frequently listed as ideal features of employment.
So to attract and retain superstars, you need to do something, right?
However, you may not have the budget to increase pay or offer more benefits, or you may not have the manpower to enable staff to work from home or leave to volunteer. So, what can you do that doesn’t cost a lot of extra money?
One of the top five things employees want in a company is to feel a sense of purpose. This is something employers can easily offer that will help superstars better connect to your firm and want to improve and grow with the organization.
Employees want to feel that what they do every day for eight hours a day, five days a week, matters. They want to know how they individually impact the bottom line. Leaders can explain cascading objectives and how a given employee directly impacts the end goal. When an employee understands the vision and their direct impact on it, they will feel a sense of responsibility and renewed desire to perform.
Another cost-effective way you can inspire superstars to perform optimally is to help them identify their top strengths. Tom Roth’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 offers a short quiz to pinpoint an individual performer’s top five strengths. The book also contains descriptions of each strength so team players can learn about themselves as well as their teammates. This would make a great team-building exercise.
Now that you know what employees value in an organization, you can look at your budget and also prioritize what adjustments you can make to help employees feel like superstars in order to perform like superstars.
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