LinkedIn has just announced their 2017 list of Australia’s best places to work, as voted by LinkedIn users. The list is dominated by the professional and financial services sectors with PwC, KPMG and Westpac taking out the top three awards. The explanation put forward for this dominance is that these sectors have the greatest “war for talent”.
BUT: don’t we all need to focus upon attracting and retaining talented people? If the experts are right, this issue will continue to dominate the agenda for many years to come. So what are you doing now? How long since you’ve looked outside your own sector to see what others are doing to attract and retain their talent?
In announcing the winners, the benefits and perks mentioned as common for these organisations were:
- flexible work hours as a default
- activity based working with different options for employees
- floating public holidays
- open dress codes
- treadmills (with space for laptops) to allow people to walk while working
- cater for bringing pets to work (really??)
Would it not make sense to get ‘ahead of the game’ by researching what it is that the professional and financial services sectors provide for their employees?