By: Amanda Medlen I recently saw a headlining article through LinkedIN entitled ‘5 ways to make employees want to be and stay on your team.’ It really interested me, and I am so glad to have read this as I had several applications and relate-able confirmations from my own work experiences thus far. This article is packed and I mean PACKED full of some really great stuff! For instance: “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.- Anne M. Mulcahy” AND… “It is also equally important for candidates to feel that they are going to work with or are working for an organization that has integrity and that will focus on creating a culture where all employees feel important and engaged.” See, didn’t I tell you there was some great stuff in there?! I would be lying to say that my past years 12 years of working have been picture perfect and spot on…like most everyone, I have had my personal ups and down with contentment, satisfaction, and overall morale – to name a few. But what I can tell you is that the list provided, in the article, rings true through and through. 1. Show them common courtesies. 2. Make them know that you are interested in their professional growth. 3. Communicate current and future state often and what part they play. 4. Show them how to make a difference. 5. Pay them what they are worth. I don’t want to go too far on my own soapbox here but I would love to applaud the entire IDO team for making this such a great company to work for! Outside of some of the great points mentioned in this article, there are still numerous other reasons for such an applaud. Although I have not seen the entire history of the company (only the past 12 of 23), I have seen a remarkable evolution of the company and am anxious for its future.