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War for Talent!!

That was an Oil & Gas Engg Co., They called their employees & their families for a get together.

What’s special about it, you ask. Hang on. I’ll answer that.

Companies are now doing such events to build a strong sense of belonging & culture.

You will find fun events for everyone in the family. Drinks & Great Food will be on the house. Goodies bag at the end of the event.

Here’s where this company differed.

All those mentioned above were part of the event. Plus a talk by the CEO.

He said many families did not know what work they were doing & hence felt a need to talk about it. He spoke in a language that they understood.

There was a short film featuring the CEO, taken at his home, played during his talk, peppered in between. It showed him as a down to earth person [which he is] & as much human as everyone else in the room.

Hats off to the CEO. I am sure he’ll take the Co., to great heights.

Takeaways:

1. It is not just sufficient if your employees share your vision. Even their families have to.

2. Sense of belonging & culture is important.

3. Build a community around your brand.

4. Your Sales people are NOT the only ones who sell. All your employees & their families also do.

5. In the ecosystem of Customers, Partners & Employees, it is your employees who come first. They’re the ones who are going to serve your customers & partners.

6. War for talent is real. Companies that genuinely take care of its people are the ones that will win now.

7. Take care of your employees else someone else will.

Happy Caring!!

Happy Selling!!

#employees #communitybuilding #caring #branding #sales #marketing #warfortalent #community

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Everyone has Talent but it takes a Genius to find it!

During my I year in college I was sitting in the Engineering Drawing Class. I was in the last bench. Until then [that is until School Final Year], I used to be a first bencher and I am not sure when did the transformation happen. 🙂

After teaching about “Scales”, our Tutor/Lecturer gave us a problem to solve. And I solved it while the rest of the class was still on it. I didn’t get up and brag that I solved it. Our Tutor came around and asked me why I was not doing it. I told him that I had solved it. He took a look. And patted my back and said “You are a Master”. I had solved it in a different method. I learnt that later when he solved it for the class.

Years later when I reflected on this incident, I felt happy.

How often do you identify your people’s talent? And what are you telling them to make it memorable for them to remember years later and feel good about it. They will feel happy that they worked for you and/or with you if you recognise their talent often.

#talent #memories

Happy Managing!!