The biggest issue many employers fail to make is to ensure their employees are engaged in their work. To keep employees engaged, we need to focus on going to great lengths to hire the right people and then manage them well.
Hiring the right people goes beyond just looking at their skills. The candidate needs to understand the mission of the organization. Use behavior-based questions when conducting interviews.
Make sure your top talent knows they are valued. Help them know they have a future with Ohio State. Talk to them about possible career paths. Goal setting is critical to employee success. Give the employee feedback along the way, don’t wait for the performance review conversation once a year.
Compensation is an indicator of job performance. If you do a better job than a co-worker and at the end of the year you both receive the same increase, how would that make you feel?
Insights.osu.edu, “Getting engaged at work” September 2017