Focus | Lead | Execute
Focus | Lead | Execute
Companies that focus on their ability to attract, retain, and develop high performers are more likely to experience sustained profitable growth. Culture Forge is a system that helps you and your leadership team improve in these three critical aspects relating to recruiting and retention: it allows businesses to diagnose, assess, and learn to improve your company’s proficiency in attracting and retaining talented employees.
A study of 34,000 respondents concluded that 75% of the causes of employee turnover are preventable (Work Institute 17).
Do job seekers
of U.S. employees would accept a job they love that pays 1/2 their current salary over a job they hate that pays 2x their current salary.
of job seekers cite company culture as very important when choosing to apply to a company.
Data compiled from multiple sources
Culture Forge™ addresses fundamental aspects of the people side of your business
The potential of a long career with adequate opportunities
A reflection of the values and style of the business owner
Like the ante in poker – it’s just the cost to be in the game
Assimilating new employees into your company culture
Significantly impacts recruiting and retention
Begins with communicating clear expectations
Documentation equals fairness, consistency, training, and quality
Identify the positions and people key to your company’s success
Commitment to the ongoing success and growth of your business
Employees are looking for meaning in their work
Hire the “right” people, NOT just people
Level of awareness of the industry and local business needs
Here are the
Designed to help users determine which of the 13 segments within the system are likely contributors to the problems or symptoms they are experiencing. Based on descriptions provided of consistent problems the company is having in attracting, hiring, and retaining top-level talent, the matrix points the user to the segments that are most likely to be found as root causes of the issues.
This initial element for each segment consists of a series of statements describing what should be in place, or what owners and managers should be doing, to attract and retain top talent. Each statement is rated at a status level based on the actual situation at the company. Completing the Assessments for the elements that are regarded as likely weaknesses will help establish priorities for the actions to be taken.
The Guide is a reference document that provides a detailed explanation of what is required, what should be in place, and the tools to be used. Based on the Assessment ratings, users are referred to the section of the Guide that addresses that topic. Procedures are outlined, and documents and templates are included that support specific processes. In some cases, the user will be referred to other segments within the system for more details.
The Workbook is a planning tool with the purpose of providing detailed action steps that must be executed to put in place the processes, procedures, and behaviors defined in the Guide. Similar to the business objectives and tactics that are part of Violand’s business planning process, the templates provided include areas to identify the person responsible, due date, and status of the action. Each section in the Guide has a corresponding section in the Workbook.