Job guides and websites will often publish lists of what employers are looking for in the people they hire. But let’s turn that around: What are employees looking for in an employer?
Some would say that it doesn’t matter, that workers are stuck taking whatever their bosses hand out if they want that paycheck. But in reality, that self-selects a workplace full of bitter, sullen employees with no loyalty or sense of belonging to the company.
This list could begin and end with one item: money. It’s tough to refuse a fat raise or bonus check. But not every company has a money faucet it can simply turn on, so here are some other suggestions to help recruit and keep the best workers around.