Building a Magnetic Culture: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce / Edition 1

Building a Magnetic Culture: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce / Edition 1

by Kevin Sheridan
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Building a Magnetic Culture: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce / Edition 1

Attract top talent and energize your workforce with a MAGNETIC CULTURE

“Sheridan outlines simple but powerful steps to take in creating and maintaining an organization that fosters an environment with similar attraction.”
—Marshall Goldsmith, Ph.D., international bestselling author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“A compelling case for and guide to the creation of a high engagement/high performance workforce.”
—Douglas R. Conant, retired president and CEO, Campbell Soup Company; New York Times bestselling author of TouchPoints

“It’s impossible for any company to have a monopoly on talent. But it is possible to have the best culture. Sheridan shares insights and best practices for creating an engaging culture where associates can grow and thrive.”
—Frits van Paassche n, president and CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

“A long time ago I discovered that when employees are passionate about their work, customers are passionate about the company. Kevin Sheridan knows that secret too. His insights on finding the right people and getting them engaged can change your culture forever.”
—Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group, 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

“This book is filled with practical ideas, illuminating case stories, and fresh perspectives to stir employee engagement in any organization.”
—Pamela Meyer, Ph.D., author of From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing through Dynamic Engagement

About the Book:

The perils of a disengaged workforce are well known—low productivity, high employee turnover, and failure to meet organization-wide goals. Less well known is what to do about it. How do you create a workforce that is always ready, able, and eager to take the organization to the next level?

You have to create a MAGNETIC CULTURE.

As CEO of leading employee survey and HR consulting firm HR Solutions, Inc., Kevin Sheridan knows how it’s done—and in Building a Magnetic Culture, he shares all his secrets.

Building a Magnetic Culture explains what engages and motivates employees and how to create an environment in which employees can thrive. Drawing on years of research and real-world examples from his consulting experience, Sheridan gives you the strategies and tactics you need to transform your company by creating and sustaining a Magnetic Culture.

Providing benchmarking and best practices, as well as interviews with executives and HR professionals at companies that boast the highest levels of employee engagement, Sheridan outlines an easy-to-follow plan that:

  • Attracts the most talented people—and retains them
  • Makes employees feel they are part of the value that their organization creates
  • Increases Employee Engagement and drives productivity
  • Boosts creativity and problem solving

According to HR Solutions’ own employee survey results, actively engaged employees show four times more satisfaction in their work and are four times less likely to leave than disengaged employees are. Is there a reason not to make building a Magnetic Culture your top priority?

Simply put, organizations that place a high value on actively cultivating a culture of engagement stand apart from their competition and enjoy superior business results.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071773997
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 01/09/2012
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 133,749
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Building a Magnetic Culture: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Don66 More than 1 year ago
Lots of people throw around the word engagement in today's world but many people who hear it do not understand it. This book does a great job of not only defining engagement but also sharing the benefits of an engaged workforce. And if that is not enough it also gives you the Key Drivers of Engagement and specific behaviors or actions for a leader to use. I love the way Sheridan had a great blend of statistics and research with stories and case studies. I cannot wait for this author's next book on engagement.
P_Bourett-ExecutiveCoach More than 1 year ago
"'Building' is truly what this book is about. I found data, insights and tools I can use to construct a measurable engagement program and I recommend 'Building a Magnetic Culture' as a must read to each of my clients." "The data presented debunks the view that contributors fall into one of two buckets - those who should be on the bus or those who should not. Armed with new understanding that there are three types of employees: actively engaged, ambivalent, and actively disengaged; and that an amazing 60% of employees fall into ambivalent has dramatically changed how I assess organizations." "Reading this book took me to a higher level of understanding employee engagement, how to measure it, and how to positively effect it. I, like many Human Resources professionals, focused on measuring employee satisfaction vs. employee engagement. By adjusting my personal lens, I can see much clearer now!" "The statistics you documented in this book are quite powerful. Out of the 117,868 client engagement scores your team assessed, it speaks volumes to see the correlation between engaged employees and performance, with 80% of engaged employees meeting or exceeding performance goals." "One of the many tools I will take from this book is the Pearson correlation coefficient model showing the relationship between two variables. This is an excellent tool to meaningfully impact organizational change by deriving actionable insights from large amounts of data." "The author complements the vast data collected with interesting and illustrative examples that brought clarity and objectivity to important, yet sometimes esoteric, topics such as the difference between managers and leaders."
PJLV 5 months ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found many actionable ideas that I have been able to put to good use as I help my small business clients build their dream teams. Drawing from Mr. Sheridan's extensive experience and common sense recommendations, I have helped small business owners see the importance of viewing their staffing costs as an investment instead of an expense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Building a Magnetic Culture is essential for anyone who is a leader in the workplace, as the book brilliantly illustrates how to improve productivity and engagement amongst employees. Kevin Sheridan has the experience needed regarding employee engagement, and he demonstrates it in the book. He provides specific steps to Building a Magnetic Culture, and provides statistics and research to back up his claims. For new business owners, the aspect of talent acquisition in the book is huge. Sheridan outlines how to obtain talented workers and keep them motivated, ultimately raising the quality of one's company. Sheridan also pays much attention to diversity, a topic of ever-increasing importance. He explains how diversity can enrich a workplace environment, but also how to overcome certain challenges that come with diversity, such as generational differences. Without passion and motivation, it is hard to compete in the business world, and Sheridan makes that clear. Throughout, the emphasis on accountability for both the manager and employees is key. Sheridan gives a genuine account of his experiences, allowing the reader to see the effects of engagement. The book motivates the reader to have a more positive and productive work experience, and ultimately to Build a Magnetic Culture. It is an absolute must for anyone looking to take their workforce to the next level.
TheTalentDevelopment More than 1 year ago
This is one of the books that organization leaders, managers, and HR professionals should have as an effective and applicable tool for “Employee Engagement”. The book contains real life cases, practical theories, best practices, sample tools and techniques, which Kevin Sheridan has put together in simple and inspiring words. I personally like the “Top 10 engagement drivers” that the leader can simply use as a checklist to gauge his/her organization engagement effectiveness. Plus the case studies from leading companies in America provide clear application techniques and positive outcomes that HR practitioners can use as a testimony that “Employee Engagement” is an essential leadership & management skill that brings “tangible & quantifiable business benefits”!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every manager should have this book! It's a great guide for how to retain a happy & productive team. The section on the most impactful drivers of employee engagement is really interesting. It shows what people care most about (recognition, communication, etc.) and explains why. This allows managers to relate better to their direct reports and make adjustments that create a big impact. If all managers read this book, the world would be a happier place!