Thought this was quite a good article, especially this part:
How should a person be measuring his or her career?
You want to be in a job where you’re motivated.
There’s a theory that was articulated by the late psychologist Frederick Herzberg. He makes a strong point that there’s a big difference between motivation and incentives. An incentive is, “I will pay you to want what I want.” Motivation means that you’ve got an engine inside of you that drives you to keep working in order to feel successful and to help the organization be successful. It causes you to keep at it through thick and thin.
Motivators are things like, “I have the opportunity to achieve important things,” “I get recognized for my achievements,” “I learn ways to be better,” and “I’m an important part of a team.” If you have those kinds of experiences every day, you’re motivated, and you’ll be satisfied.
Many of the factors that we think will cause motivation, such as fair pay and a good manager, won’t make you love your job. Even if you eliminate what makes you dissatisfied, that doesn’t make you motivated. It doesn’t make your work rewarding. You just are less bothered by things.”
Read the full article here: http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/01/pf/career-success-relationships.moneymag/index.html
We told you before that we were shortlisted for the Recruitment Excellence Awards 2012. As we sat in the beautiful Doltone House on Darling Island Wharf last Friday night for the Gala Dinner, even the magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge couldn’t contain our excitement when the winners were announced. We actually took home the biggest haul of awards and shortlist nominations for the night! We entered five categories in total and were shortlisted for all five!
The other two categories which we were shortlisted for were:
We’re very proud of this achievement as the awards are judged by a well-respected, independent panel of judges, most of whom are veterans in the industry.
What’s more, we’ve been told that there were over 500 entrants for the awards and that all submissions were of very high quality.
Bathing in the afterglow of the awards now, we are reflecting on what the awards validate. Looking at the three winning submissions, I can’t help but feel that the one consistent element is our Culture, which is personified through our people.
Our website (award-winning, I might add :P) feature our employees heavily. Each of them live and breathe our RESPECT values.
The way that we attract and retain our team is also mainly because of our culture. In an industry known for sky-high turnover, our team really do stick with us because of the working culture where integrity and support are key pillars. In turn, they are trusted by clients and candidates to be experts in their work.
We also continuously offer the best opportunities for our people to develop their skills and empower them to innovate. We want them to have confidence in their knowledge and expertise to act and be seen by clients and candidates alike as trusted advisors.
So unlike a lot of companies which pay lip service to their employees, we really do think that our people count and we’re proud of the culture we have cultivated within the company. As business management guru, Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. So I’d like to think that we’re on to something good here!