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In the age of the internet where employees have the ability to find out absolutely anything about prospective employers at the click of a button. It is more important than ever to proactively work on the kinds of things that would stop top talent from signing with you.
Career site Glassdoor compiled a list of types of companies for its users to avoid at all costs.
1. The High Turnover Outfit
A company should not be constantly looking for important roles like managers every few months and if they are, they have fallen into a cycle of hiring and firing. Employee retention is an important indicator of the health of a company to prospective talent who see’s high turnover as an inability to deliver on promises.
If internal conflicts or fickle leadership is leading to a cycle of hiring and firing then its time to have an honest, reflective look at your company and start thinking about the long-term.
2. The Culture Clash Corp
As a company, you might chalk down bad reviews to disgruntled ex-employees but poor company culture can really harm your reputation and public perception. Moreover, a positive company culture can drive performance and productivity. Take stock of the reviews and check if you’re displaying any signs of a truly toxic workplace.
3. The Top Heavy Business
Companies that have too many executives with grand ideas and not enough employees are given the resources to execute them. Of course, strong leadership that workers trust is one of the keys to creating employee satisfaction but all members are important. Just as much emphasis should be placed on ordinary employees as senior leadership. Check how many internal promotions there are? Are outside people taking important roles and what is the ratio of SVPs to employees? If the answers to these questions puzzle you, then you may be looking at a top-heavy company.
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