Promoting from within is, perhaps, the ultimate win-win scenario for value creation in any organization. It is, after all, the ultimate form of proactive recruiting.
At The Network Support Company, bringing bright, talented individuals into our organization is never viewed as simply filling a vacancy. Talent acquisition is always done with an eye towards the future. I’ve often heard someone on our hiring team say, “let’s get this person ‘on the bus’ and see where it leads.” In other words, sure, “person X” is qualified for an open position here, but, already, he or she is showing signs of having the potential to serve in a more challenging role with greater responsibility in the future. That’s a person we want on board.
Some would assert that smaller businesses don’t have enough bandwidth to truly engage in things like creating career paths and succession planning. But, not doing these things will ultimately result in a flat organization – one that exists only in the present.
As a firm engaged in IT consulting, not looking to the future is equivalent to not having a future. We can never be satisfied that our current suite of technology-support products will meet our clients’ future needs. So, it follows that we must also anticipate the value of, and plan proactively for, the future contributions of our talented team.
I absolutely love that, at TNSC, a Network Technician can discover that his true passion lies in Service Delivery or Sales or Innovation – and then move into that arena, boosting both his job satisfaction and his value to the company – a definite win-win. Or that an employee that joins our team in an entry level role can ultimately find themselves in a leadership role. We believe our employees value this possibility as well.
So, how can small companies create this environment?
- Hire the best and brightest your company can afford
- Add opportunities that stretch your talent beyond the expected
- Encourage generosity from co-workers through mentorship & mutual encouragement and support
- Possess, starting with top leaders, a healthy tolerance for mistakes
- Encourage employees to find their passion
- Watch Something Amazing happen
At TNSC, we’re all about creating value through innovation – something we strive for in technology and talent.