Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What will make you stay in the company? by Sunny Yaw

A common question every time an applicant is in a job interview is "What will make you stay in the company?." This question is usual especially if there is a high rate of attrition and the company is struggling to get the right fit for the available important job especially if there will be a vital task under the position like as Team Leads, Managers or Directors where the positions are handling a vast manpower or decision making that will make an impact to the organization.

Here are the 5 answers based on the study I conducted. 

1. Salary
2. Working Environment 
3. Benefits 
4. Colleagues
5. Boss


This is the compensation and fixed amount of money for the employee or compensation paid to an employee by an employer in return for work performed. Salary is commonly paid in fixed intervals, for example, monthly payments of one-twelfth of the annual salary. 

Working Environment

We are not only talking about the facility here but the overall fit to the team members with positive vibes that makes the employees coming to work every single day and this also provides motivation and can also boost morale. Aside from the job scope itself, one factor that significantly influences how employees feel about work is the environment. By work environment, It is everything that forms part of employees’ involvement with the work itself, such as the relationship with co-workers and supervisors, organizational culture and room for personal development. 


These are the extra more like compensation other than the salary but usually in a form of packages. Heading the list of must-have benefits is medical insurance, but many job applicants also demand a retirement plan and disability insurance. Some companies can provide bonuses also intact in the contract between the employee and employer to differentiate the company from the rest. 


These are the people you work with at your job and usually those you constantly have transactions in a daily basis. The relationships with your colleagues are important. Good workplace relationships can help more to do the job better. They can make going to work everyday enjoyable. Bad relationships with colleagues can distract you and can turn your job into a nightmare. These resources will help you have good relationships with your colleagues.


These are usually the immediate supervisors where employees report to.  They are in charge in the decision making of one department or the whole organization. A lot of employees especially millennials according to different reports likes to work with leaders not managers who can share, empower and lead the team. 

It’s not easy being a leader these days. You’re responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, coaching, modeling, engaging, monitoring, motivating, anticipating, prioritizing, planning, evaluating, clarifying, adapting, envisioning, directing, disciplining, reinforcing, reporting, recognizing, budgeting, and building alliances. And that’s all before lunch. And if you struggle with just one, your reports will say you’re over your head.

Employees included the "Boss" as one vital part for them to stay in the organization. Usually, the immediate head. Though it's a two way process, employees must also be professional in dealing with the bosses in the workplace and vise versa meaning with respect, reliability and skills in producing an output for the task given. 

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