The goal of all businesses is to grow, evolve and be successful. But to do this you need a great team of people leading the charge. Without a strong and thriving workforce, you’ll face an uphill battle to meet your performance objectives. 

How do you create a thriving workforce? It’s a question that was recently asked of our private equity recruiters. They identified an article on this subject on that speaks to this topic of discussion:

private equity recruiters how to create a thriving workforce


“Companies committed to building thriving work cultures should start by boosting the positive emotions and well-being of their human workers. There’s a clear competitive advantage in doing so, as it increases performance and business outcomes. From a branding and recruitment standpoint, a more human workplace will attract good talent, ultimately leading to wins for the whole business,” says Marcel Schwartes. 

The article outlines 5 key components businesses need to create a thriving workforce. They are:

  • Vitality: Companies that can energize their people will keep them engaged and productive. Energy is contagious and it starts with leadership. If you can get your people revved up and energetic to achieve an objective or task, you will experience growth. 
  • Opportunities to learn and grow: People want the opportunity to learn and grow their careers. They want the opportunity to show what they can do and be rewarded for it. Foster an environment of innovation so your people can thrive. 
  • Health: Happy and healthy people take less time off work. They have fewer physical and mental ailments. Healthy people are less likely to feel run down and are more productive. Offer health support to ensure your people have access to the care they need. 
  • Effective leadership: When you have a great leadership team that knows how to energize your people and give them opportunities to grow, you’ll have a healthier and more productive team. 
  • Work-life balance: When people can strike the right balance between work and personal life, they will have success in both areas. Offer your employees the flexibility they need to find the right balance. 

These are the key components to creating a strong and thriving environment for your employees. As an employer, it’s important to review these areas and identify ways to improve to strengthen your workforce and grow your business. 


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Claire McConnachie Sales Recruiter

Claire McConnachie

Claire is Partner with IQ PARTNERS as well as our sales division SalesForce Search. Claire specializes in identifying and connecting with the top sales performers across a number of industries, including SaaS, AI/Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, FinTech, Legal Tech & Marketing Tech. With 6+ years of experience in sales and recruitment, Claire's main objective is to connect great people to great companies by building strong relationships with both top clients and candidates in the sales industry. She specializes in sales roles of all seniority levels for both enterprise and start-up clients North American wide. When Claire isn't networking with top talent, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with friends & family.

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