In the following article, Meridith Elliott Powell discusses how the Great Resignation may be over and what employers can do to attract top talent:

The biggest take aways in Meridith’s article about what employees want include:

Purpose – People want to do work that matters. They want to feel like they are making a difference. They want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. In other words, they want purpose. You need to focus on ensuring every member of your team understands both the overall vision of your credit union, your values and what you stand for, and how they fit into and contribute to that purpose. Credit unions almost more than any other industry are rooted in purpose – ensure you lead with that when hiring.

Ownership – Once they understand and believe in your purpose, they want to be a part of it – they want to contribute. You have to create an environment that gives employees a voice and responsibility. They want skin in the game, and to help you grow your organization. Listening to team members, allowing them to share their ideas, and feeling like they have a hand in helping the company accomplish its purpose and goals will drive engagement and create positions that are more than a job.

Accountability – Last but not least, (it may surprise you) team members want accountability. One of the fastest ways to drive out talent is to not create an environment of rules, boundaries and consequences. Why? Because accountability is one of the most important ways we express that we care as leaders – we care about individual success, our customers and the success of our organization. Without it, we tell our team members that we are not willing to do what needs to be done to ensure success – so they ask themselves, “Why should I?”


About Meridith

Voted One of The Top 15 Business Growth Experts To Watch, and Top 41 Motivational Sales Speakers, Meridith Elliott Powell is a former financial services executive. Today she helps her clients learn the leadership, succession planning and sales strategies they need to turn uncertainty to competitive advantage.

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