"Employer of Choice" - Just Another Buzzword?

Written by Harry K. Jones

There's a certain point in your business life where buzzwords become a nonentity. You've heard them all a million times. They soon mean nothing and actually become an annoyance. The list is endless ... quality, empowerment, walk-the-talk, open-book management, win-win, Y2K, out-of-the-box, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Growing tired of a buzzword certainly doesn't demeanrepparttar actual concept, program, or movement described byrepparttar 141063 buzzword. In fact, it originally gained prominence by virtue ofrepparttar 141064 value it provided torepparttar 141065 masses.

Why even discuss buzzwords? There's a new one onrepparttar 141066 horizon that, by all appearances, will impactrepparttar 141067 workplace for quite some time to come. It will attract talented employees eagerly to your doorstep or send them directly to your competition, costing you time, effort, and dollars which simply can't be measured.

The new buzzword is simply "Employer of Choice" (EOC) and job-seekers acrossrepparttar 141068 nation are hearing it often from schools, counselors, and placement agencies. Newspapers, magazines, and book publishers are jumping onrepparttar 141069 band-wagon and cutting-edge organizations are striving to meetrepparttar 141070 ever-increasing requirements to become an "Employer of Choice" (EOC).

However, it is sad to report that many organizations fail to recognizerepparttar 141071 importance of this effort or simply choose to ignore it. Many others clearly have no idea what it means.

Simply defined, "Employer of Choice" is a term used to designate an organization that, because of its status and reputation, is alwaysrepparttar 141072 first choice (or at least onrepparttar 141073 short list) of world-class candidates.


Written by Bob Garner


Maybe this happened to you before…if you don’t add oil to your car or your lawn mower, you are soon going to soon have problems. Why? Because oil isrepparttar magic ingredient that reduces friction.

Inrepparttar 140762 workplace, there can be tons of friction. Asrepparttar 140763 leader, part of your job is to reduce that friction and keep allrepparttar 140764 units working together smoothly. One way to day that is through developing a higher level of trust between yourself and those who report to you. Low levels of trust stifle innovation. If you aren’t trusted, your team will not act as a cohesive unit; they will provide you with excuses instead of answers to problems; they will not seek out new information or ideas, and they will treat any suggestions with suspicion.

It’s an unfortunate fact that many employees and executives spend a good part of their work day documenting their words and actions. People feel that that they need to reverse document everything they do in order to be “covered” in case of a problem. The cost to do this with regard to time lost and money spent is staggering.

Trust isrepparttar 140765 expression of faith that makes it easy to have confidence in another person’s ability to perform well and keep promises. A leader must give his or her word and then stick to it. The moment that he or she does not, all trust is lost.

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