Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Unconventional Ways to Retain Talented Workers

Chris Ostoich has written an interesting article for Fast Company regarding how to retain talented employees using some rather unconventional approaches.  Ostoich is the founder of a software company named BlackbookHR.   I especially liked this point excerpted below:

Keep An Inventory Of Employees’ Skills And Interests
You may know what your employee Andy does in his job—he’s a front-end web developer and designer—but do you know he’s also a self-taught guitarist, a video editor, a painter, and has a variety of other talents? All employees have skills and interests they don’t use in their day-to-day work. If you can tap into those outside talents, you can benefit your company and better engage your employees. Make a place on your company’s intranet, in a Google doc, or anywhere people can share or search for skills. Look for opportunities to tap into this knowledge network whenever possible.

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