“I’ve lost four employees to you headhunters in three months.  None of them would have left if a headhunter hadn’t lured them away!”

As headhunters, we hear this a lot.  The reality is, there just isn’t recruiter-proofenough A+ talent to go around, so they will always be in demand… and headhunters will always call.  Since IQ PARTNERS is committed to helping our clients hire better, hire less, and retain more, we created a seven step guide to recruiter-proof your business using research and first-hand interviews with top companies like Google, Deloitte, LoyaltyOne, TD Bank, and Achievers.

Each month we’ll share a little from each of the seven steps.  This month: why it’s important to create a culture of transparency and seek employee feedback!  Click here to download the guide now, or read on for a teaser from step two.

Create an Open Dialogue (Seek Feedback)

The Brutal Facts

– Management transparency is the #1 factor contributing to employee happiness.

– Only 42% of employees know their organization’s vision, mission, and values.

– Employees are 2X as likely to be actively disengaged if they are ignored by their manager.

In step two we discuss how top companies encourage an open dialogue by creating frequent touch points with employees.  One way is by utilizing daily or weekly one-on-one meetings and huddles to share ideas, challenges, and wins.

We also share research on anonymous satisfaction surveys and how to utilize them properly.  Did you know that engagement surveys without visible follow-up action can actually decrease engagement levels?

Our research has shown that successful growth companies are employing these strategies, and conversely, failure to create a cultural transparency where employees are encouraged to speak constructively and honestly can ultimately lead to a disengaged workforce.

For more on creating an open dialogue as a second step to building an engaged workforce, download the full guide, Recruiter-Proof Your Business: 7 Strategies to Retain Your Top Employees.


IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm with offices in Toronto and Vancouver. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have teams of specialist recruiters in Financial Services & Insurance, Marketing Communications & Media, Emerging Tech & Telecom, Consumer Goods & Retail, B2B & Industrial, Technology, Accounting & Finance, HR & Operations, Mining & Engineering, Life Sciences, and Construction, Property & Real Estate. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

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