Engaged Employees Come from Hiring with a Higher Purpose
Acquire the Right Talent
Engage Your People
You marry someone for who they are, not who you think they might become. So why do so many HR professionals not take the same approach with their recruiting initiatives? Why do they hire based on a candidate’s potential, rather than what they can offer right now? More importantly, who should they be engaging?
Purpose-oriented workers enjoy their careers because they see the value of a “job well done” and like working for the service and betterment of others. They see long nights, early mornings, and TPS reports as a necessary evil for improving the world around them. Workers who are not purpose-driven show up every morning for the check, and are more interested in status than in taking pride in what they do and dedicating themselves to the greater good. These traits matter because they help you identify in the recruiting process which workers are more willing to give discretionary effort and try to improve their skills through learning, and which are showing up just because they have bills to pay.