“Managers are important, but aren’t the biggest reason why people leave”: Culture Amp’s Christian Miran weighs in on the mistakes that drive away star employees

Your business is only as successful as your people; it’s a sentiment we hear time and time again.

Last year, SmartCompany research revealed that 67% of business owners admitted to making mistakes when hiring. Given the potentially devastating impact that hiring the wrong person can have on a small business’s bottom line — not to mention the immeasurable cost of missing out on a superstar employee — that’s a concerning statistic.

In this Q&A piece, Culture Amp’s director of people practices Christian Miran busts common myths about employee retention and offers advice on how you can attract and retain the best talent to drive and grow your business.

Your business is all about employee feedback. What do you know employees are looking for in an organisation?

At Culture Amp we help companies build great workplace cultures by measuring how engaged people are in the company and helping them act on employee feedback. Engagement is a measure to determine how willing people are to stay, how motivated they are to perform and how proud they are of the company. Read more

Smart Company – 8 Jun 2018