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This paper looks at several strategies and policies aimed at retaining employees and increasing job satisfaction, decreasing overall company costs and increasing productivity. The paper begins by looking at policies suitable for the recruitment and selection phases and then discusses motivation policies, the job enrichment and development process and why communication is an important part of motivational strategies at the organizational level. Finally, the paper describes the importance of team building and identifies specific strategies to accomplish this goal.
From the Paper:"The implementation of such policies should ideally start with the recruitment and selection phases and this is where the ability and personality testing plays an important role. Ability and personality tests such as 16PF or the Myers Briggs Type Indicator will likely show where the future potential employee is likely to best fit in the organizational structure.
"If such a test reveals a solitary individual, not inclined to team work, but with excellent aptitude scores, it might be useful to integrate him in an analysis department, perhaps in research and development. The appropriate use of the aptitude and personality testing will ensure that the employee is placed in a position where the firm best benefits from his qualities, but also a position where he is satisfied with his work, thus reducing the chances he might move to a future position in another company.
"At the same time, the ability and personality testing should be an ongoing process that can allow the employees to change their career within the organization. Such a testing process will likely show whether the abilities and personality of the employee have changed during his time at the company and whether this is something that will affect his work in that respective position. If that is the case, the employer can decide in due time to place the employee in a different job with the company."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Michie, Jonathan; Oughton, Christine; Bennion, Yvonne. Employee ownership, motivation and productivity. Birkbeck. November 2002. On the Internet at http://www.efesonline.org/LIBRARY/Employees%20Dirct%20Report.qxd.pdf. Last retrieved on May 3, 2010
- Cohn, J.M., Khurana, R., Reeves, L. Growing talent as if your business depended on it. Harvard Business Review, October 2005, p. 1-9.
- Klein, C., DiazGranados, D., Salas, E., Le, H., Burke, C.S., Lyons, R., & Goodwin, G.F. Does team building work? Small Group Research, 40(2), 2009. Pages 181-222.
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