The Secret Ingredients to Engagement

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Engagement & Retention

MRA recently hosted a free Business Insights event highlighting what it takes for a local business to earn a place on the Milwaukee Business Journal’s list of Best Places to Work.

Attendees heard from a diverse panel of experts, including:

  • Susan Bach, Chief Human Resources Officer with von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
  • Chad Bathke, Partner and COO at VJS Construction
  • Joe Fazio, Chairman and CEO at Commerce State Bank
  • Monica Kiesig, Director, Human Resources for the Milwaukee Bucks
    Co-workers Eating Pizza
Here are some shared tips of the trade:
  1. Make sure your company’s culture is a good fit for all potential employees. Not all people fit in all cultures.
  2. Improve and regularly update your onboarding process.
  3. Listen to what your employees say, and act on it.
  4. Your work environment should be a place employees want to be. What does that look like? Maybe free snacks, an onsite workout room, or a company-wide monthly free chair massage?
  5. Send out (and take seriously) internal surveys to see what other benefits your workforce wants, even if they aren’t mainstream.