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If you aspire to be a great place to work, you've set the bar too low

Martha I. Finney (President and CEO of Engagement Journeys, LLC. A former business journalist, Martha Finney helps companies capture the passion of their employees. Her new book, The Truth about Getting the Best from People, was published by Pearson Education/Financial Times in February. Contact her at Martha@marthafinney.com)

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 25 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

This paper outlines the attributes that contribute to making companies, the best to work for.

Design/methodology/approach

Views and opinions of the author

Findings

It may be possible for employers to achieve greater harmony by shifting the focus from becoming a great place to attracting great employees and treating them with honor and respect once they sign on with you. They may give you the moon in return.

Originality/value

Highlights the importance of considering employees as interacting components of the business.

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Citation

Finney, M.I. (2008), "If you aspire to be a great place to work, you've set the bar too low", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 3-4. https://doi.org/10.1108/09670730810869457

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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