As children, we weren’t asked what we want to do when we’re older… we’re asked what we want to be. This suggests a sense of belonging and ownership. As we get older, we all come into work and do a job. Sadly, we aren’t all lucky enough to feel like we have a true sense of purpose and ultimately “be” our job.
We may have failed our seven-year-old-selves by not becoming race car drivers, professional cake tasters or Pokemon-Go-Trainers, but we mustn’t fail our workforce and allow them to become disengaged, and ultimately unhappy!
As a business leader, you must create this sense of purpose for your people, and create the environment necessary to develop their strengths and improve their weaknesses. Otherwise, no one will feel truly engaged or valued, and your talent will lose its zing.
SimplyMustard gives leadership is the ability to understand your workers’ perspectives and understand what motivates them.
We live in an era of big data and instant insight – spawning a need for human capital analytics. This includes various solutions including pulse employee surveys, cognitive, behavioural and technical assessments and employee engagement metrics.
This involves regularly assessing your people, gathering their feedback and analysing it to spot trends and areas for improvement. You can then create action plans to make them happier, combat concerns, boost engagement and refine your employee value proposition. All of which will facilitate huge cultural and business improvements.
Human capital analytics allows us to easily analyse employee engagement, predict behaviours and create a regular and open dialogue with your people to ensure they have a voice and feel valued.
We all want to work on the things we enjoy the most and are best at. It’s deeply satisfying to be good at something and it results in happier people leading to better output.
Discover your workers’ interests and strengths by simply assessing them! Then make efforts to assign related projects that align with their interests. This will result in improved productivity and higher creativity, which is closely linked with happiness and enjoyment of the job role. It also shows you are an empathetic leader that listens to your people.
Putting the right people in the right role is such an easy thing to say – but one of the hardest things to do. Don’t struggle through the depths of Human Capital Management on your own, contact a consultant today.