Recent Great Place to Work research shows that a caring workplace ranks as more pivotal for revenue growth than a clear business strategy, innovation activities, and competent leadership. In fact, when employees in a high-trust culture experience a caring workplace, they are 44% more likely to work for a company with above-average revenue growth.
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Many small and medium-size firms boast high-trust work environments that are a strong lure to job seekers. When these Davids wield their culture weapon smartly, they can beat out the Goliaths for great candidates. The trick is to know and cultivate your strengths, be transparent about what you have to offer, and take every opportunity you can to expose the behind-the-scenes of your workplace. While smaller workplaces may not have the same brand recognition as larger organizations, the levels of responsibility, independence and team connection they offer make a really compelling package for many candidates.