We recently hosted our annual Employer of Choice program recognizing 17 deserving employers showcasing leadership in communication, culture, creating rewards, competitive practices and connection.
Each year this event grows and this year was no exception. This was the first year we hosted the event on its own – off site, at a local golf resort. The elite winners deserved an elite experience.
What always stands out to me among these employers is their continued effort to make everyone feel a part of their team. This year was no different – they brought employees who traditionally would not get the opportunity to attend – to share in the success of the recognition. To share in the excitement of the prestigious event and the special gifts that go along with attending. And most importantly joined the leaders in the company photos.
It stood out to us – this wasn’t about titles. It was about people and inclusion; about engaging a workforce often forgotten, allowing them to enjoy a reward that most never get to see. It was about allowing everyone to feel connected with their company and their leader.
To say we are proud of the 17 employers we recognized this past week would be an understatement. They are the example the rest of us can follow. Every company brought at least one new person, or more, to this event!
I would encourage you to consider:
- How do you include your employees? Is it always the same people who attend industry events or do you change it up? If not, consider that the next time you are completing a registration form – you’d be surprised how that boosts moral and participation!
- How would you measure in these categories? Not sure – reach out to me and learn more about our measurement tools for Employers of Choice.
- Finally – ask! Ask your staff what they might like to attend in the next year. We can all manage for a lunch or a day of training – there is no reason we can’t do the same for our employees.