Employee engagement is critical to business growth and development.
Here are a few paragraphs from The Sunday Times in Johannesburg on Money is not everything
David Conradie, senior manager of human capital at Deloitte, agrees. He cites employee engagement as critical to business growth and development. Global research supports this, showing that company brands aligned with the expectations and experiences of their employees are more likely to inspire loyalty and commitment. It also shows that work environment exerts considerable influence on employee attitudes and job satisfaction.
HR consultant Shirley Dube says that money is “the cherry on top of the big career cake”. It is important to realise, she feels, that people make a company and that being in a well-paid job does not compensate for being tied down by power-hungry bosses who do not allow employees adequate room to grow or exercise discretion.
Mentoring and macro-managing bosses are critical for skills development and for promoting confidence and pride, and in her experience this beats the allure of a bigger pay cheque hands down. Although money pays the bills, Dube says loyal and motivated employees are not identified by the amount of money they earn but by their excitement to wake up every morning and go to work.
I appreciated Shirley Dube’s comments that money is the cherry on top of the big career cake…loyal and motivated employees are not identified by the amount of money they earn but by their excitement to wake up every morning and go to work.