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Corporate culture. It’s like a magnetic force that pulls talent toward your organization. Is your pull strong or weak? In all seriousness, though, it’s a hot topic in the war for talent. Economists note that when the economy is thriving, employees have more bargaining power, which leads to more competition in the job market. Because of this, many companies must take a closer look at their culture as a primary way to attract and retain employees.
In today’s competitive talent marketplace, your employer brand is crucial in helping to attract the right people to your company. When making a decision on where to apply for a job, 84% of jobseekers say the reputation of a company as an employer is important.
You may be wondering, when is the best time to begin thinking about a Succession Plan? As the tried-and-true saying goes, “Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today.” An astounding 58% of small business owners have no succession plan, according to a 2017 study of 200 privately held businesses, conducted by Wilmington Trust. The last thing any business owner wants is for an unexpected tragedy or unplanned scenario to happen which then forces someone who is not prepared to take over. With no structure or plan in place, the new leader is destined to struggle and likely fail.
When it comes to succession planning, thoughtful consideration is imperative in helping businesses remain viable. Review these common mistakes and the suggested success strategies to save yourself and your company from lost profits and leadership woes, and watch the video included!
Did you know 60% of 2nd generation family business owners fail? For 3rd generation owners, it goes up to an astonishing 90%! It goes without saying that deciding whether or not to pass the baton to the next generation requires thoughtful consideration. If you’re wondering how to determine if a family member is the right person for the role you need them to take over, read these success strategies for more insight, and watch the attached video!
The best thing you can do to keep your top talent happy is to engage in a bit of reverse psychology. The topic of talent retention is mired in language about having, keeping, holding, and preserving. To retain something means to hold onto it. But after you’ve “captured” a person, so to speak, the goal is to set people free to do what they do best and watch your business thrive.
This past summer, my wife and I went white water rafting on the Nantahala River in Bryson City, North Carolina (which I would strongly recommend, by the way). As the guide explained the safety instructions, the group was told that if you have an “out-of-raft-experience,” it is important to “Be an Active Participant in Your Own Rescue.” In other words, if you fall out of the raft, don’t just give up and hope for the best. The guide then proceeded to walk us through step-by-step directions about what we could do to “Be an Active Participant in Our Own Rescue.”
Many business owners dream that their sons or daughters will take over the family business, but struggle with feeling confident it’s what’s best for the company. In a report from the Family Business Institute, 88% of family business owners said they believed their family would control their business in five years. Yet, according to the report, only about 30% of family-owned businesses survive into the second generation.
As a small business owner, you’re crazy busy with everyday tasks that support running a successful company … yet planning for the future is essential to ensure financial stability and growth. This is where Succession Planning comes into the picture.