A Robust Employee Value Proposition Key to Attracting and Retaining Talent

Most companies understand that their customer value proposition is critical for the long-term sustainability of their customer base but, how many focus on their employee value proposition or the set of benefits an employee receives in return for the skills, capabilities and experience they bring to a company?

That’s the question Shannon Chamber will raise when it hosts a lunchtime seminar on the topic next Tuesday, 13 March in conjunction with Kotinos Partners, a leading advisory firm that specialises in driving performance improvements in client organisations. The event, which is being held in the Gateway Hub at Shannon Airport House will run during lunchtime, from 12noon until 2pm, giving company executives the opportunity to attend without being away from their desks for too long.

Keynote speaker at the seminar, Brian MacNeice, managing director with Kotinos Partners will show how high-performance organisations have created positive, performance environments that attract and retains staff.

He will cover issues as diverse as creating a high-performance culture; understanding the importance of the ‘performance gap’, creating a feedback rich culture, how to foster higher levels of employee engagement and driving the right behaviours to create and sustain a positive organisation culture.

Commenting on the value of a seminar of this nature to companies, Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes said that having undertaken extensive research into high performance institutions and, as a regular speaker on the topic at business conferences and seminars, Mr MacNeice’s presentation will contain an important set of takeaways for attendees.

“He will also draw on examples from a recent book he has written on organisational performance which gives provocative and inspiring insights into how the best institutions in the world lead their fields and explains why they are the best. He will also show attendees how any organisation can follow their example to deliver long-lasting, outstanding performance.

“The case studies included in the book provide insights into the New Zealand All Blacks, St Louis Cardinals, Southwest Airlines, Tata & Sons, Toyota, Kirov Ballet, US Marines Corps, Grameen Bank, Médecins sans Frontières, Curtis Institute of Music, the Finland Education System and Mayo Clinic. The session will draw on examples from these organisations and others to provide attendees with ideas to bring into their organisational culture.

“It promises to be a very inspiring event for our member companies be they multinationals, SMES or micro enterprise as, in this highly competitive environment where unemployment levels are reducing, companies are looking to develop their own bespoke employee value propositions to retain and attract key employees, ” added Ms Downes.