The story is familiar: Bobbie has been working as a restaurant server in a hotel for several years. She wants to move into a supervisory role, but has been passed over several times by external candidates who don’t have the organizational insight she does. Bobbie and the department win when they invest in building her skills so that she’s ready for the next promotion.
Organizations and employees want the same things and they need each other, although sometimes it’s hard to see it that way. Employees want to work for great companies that they are proud of. And they are very serious about finding them. According to research from Glassdoor.com, applicants are making time to research organizations before they apply to make sure they really want to work for the company before completing an application.