A lack of clear communication is cited as a common cause of many relationships failures, be they personal or professional.
Many a study has shown that clearly communicating the employment deal up front is a critical first step in having an engaged employee.
This should be obvious, no one likes to buy a product only to find out that the advertising misled us. If you have not been watching The Apprentice Australia, spend a moment and watch the video below, skip to 3:30 and see what one of Australia’s top businessmen thinks of misleading advertising. Even if it is slightly grey.
Which is why if an employee is sold a deal that does not meet the marketing you are battling up hill to reengage them!
Make sure your job ad, career web site and interview process does not sell something that is not.
While employee testimonials are a great way to provide insight into what it is like to work for your organisation, they tend to be staged, not to mislead but to put forward the best image. Another idea, let your employees blog. Employees who blog openly and honestly will allow prospective employees to see what it is really like in your workplace.