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  string(3569) "I’ve been thinking about culture a lot lately.

More and more people I meet keep telling me “It’s not all about the salary, I’m looking for an organisation with a great culture”.

So what does having a great culture mean?
  1. There’s an office pet turtle that roams around all day, and on Thursdays it’s bring your pooch to work day.
  2. You have a slide that connects Level 1 and 2 and there’s a jumping castle in the break out room.
  3. It’s chips and lollies day, every day!
  4. Free Manicures and Neck massages on Friday.
  5. Richard Branson dials on Skype, Monthly to give motivational talks.
Well my imagination got carried away with me for a moment. Why are we all so focused on Culture? Let’s face it we all spend and invest so much time into our work these days. We all want to make sure we get a great return on investment. Over the years I’ve had the privilege of working with some great clients and these are some of the game changers (big and small) being offered today to maintain an engaging and enticing culture: Investment into professional development It’s your employer investing in your development by sending you to the Project Management Course or even Public Speaking tutorials you’ve been wanting to do. Mentor Program Who wouldn’t love to pick the brain of an Aspirational Person and bounce ideas/concerns/goals around with them? Having an open plan office setting with all Managers on the floor The movement behind workplace hierarchies is shifting and the perception that management aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty or become more accessible to their staff is a great idea. Live and breathe company core values There’s nothing worse than working for an organisation that just pays lip service to their values, you want to see and feel it so you’re assured you’re working for a great organisation. Having the day off for your birthday It sounds small however it’s a nice feeling that your work is happy for you take a day off when it’s not included in your annual leave count. Quarterly team bonding sessions It doesn’t sound like much but it can do wonders for office morale. So when you think about it, great Culture equals a content workforce which in turn equals stronger retention rates. Basically this is a no brainer. Both Employers and Potential Employees need to choose their culture wisely because at the end of the day you need to feel inspired enough to work that 55 hour week or stay back late to deliver that Project on time. In conclusion, I admire organisations that have implemented the time and money to develop their Company Culture. Surely an office pet turtle isn’t out of the question???? Want to know more about Cox Purtell's company culture? Check out our Perks at Work page.   Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide" ["post_title"]=> string(26) "Culture, Culture, Culture!" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(138) "More and more people I meet keep telling me “It’s not all about the salary, I’m looking for an organisation with a great culture”." ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(23) "culture-culture-culture" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-08-21 16:28:30" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-08-21 06:28:30" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(40) "http://118.127.43.121/~coxpurtell/?p=568" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }

I’ve been thinking about culture a lot lately.

More and more people I meet keep telling me “It’s not all about the salary, I’m looking for an organisation with a great culture”.

So what does having a great culture mean?

  1. There’s an office pet turtle that roams around all day, and on Thursdays it’s bring your pooch to work day.
  2. You have a slide that connects Level 1 and 2 and there’s a jumping castle in the break out room.
  3. It’s chips and lollies day, every day!
  4. Free Manicures and Neck massages on Friday.
  5. Richard Branson dials on Skype, Monthly to give motivational talks.

Well my imagination got carried away with me for a moment.

Why are we all so focused on Culture?

Let’s face it we all spend and invest so much time into our work these days. We all want to make sure we get a great return on investment.

Over the years I’ve had the privilege of working with some great clients and these are some of the game changers (big and small) being offered today to maintain an engaging and enticing culture:

Investment into professional development

It’s your employer investing in your development by sending you to the Project Management Course or even Public Speaking tutorials you’ve been wanting to do.

Mentor Program

Who wouldn’t love to pick the brain of an Aspirational Person and bounce ideas/concerns/goals around with them?

Having an open plan office setting with all Managers on the floor

The movement behind workplace hierarchies is shifting and the perception that management aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty or become more accessible to their staff is a great idea.

Live and breathe company core values

There’s nothing worse than working for an organisation that just pays lip service to their values, you want to see and feel it so you’re assured you’re working for a great organisation.

Having the day off for your birthday

It sounds small however it’s a nice feeling that your work is happy for you take a day off when it’s not included in your annual leave count.

Quarterly team bonding sessions

It doesn’t sound like much but it can do wonders for office morale.

So when you think about it, great Culture equals a content workforce which in turn equals stronger retention rates. Basically this is a no brainer.

Both Employers and Potential Employees need to choose their culture wisely because at the end of the day you need to feel inspired enough to work that 55 hour week or stay back late to deliver that Project on time.

In conclusion, I admire organisations that have implemented the time and money to develop their Company Culture.

Surely an office pet turtle isn’t out of the question????

Want to know more about Cox Purtell’s company culture? Check out our Perks at Work page.

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide

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