Source | LinkedIn | Daniel Haley | Managing Director at GW Power-Safe
As contractors we need to refocus on company culture!
The Mechanical and Electrical industry is notoriously old-fashioned, has high staff turnover and because it focuses on financial rewards over other benefits, this means that competitors often poach staff with the promise of more money.
I know from experience that engineers can be regarded as a tool for the business, rather than a human being. But I am pleased to see that times are changing as younger people come in, believing a rewarding career is about so much more than money. Therefore, to be a successful business, employers have to adapt accordingly.
As a team we have put a lot of effort into creating a positive workplace culture at GW Power-Safe. We support people who are ambitious and I feel this has contributed to us having a happy working environment, great staff retention and open lines of communication.
Some of the key elements include:
- Connecting team and brand – we all feel proud to be part of it.
- If employees have good rapport with a client, we make sure they go back to do future jobs to keep the connection.
- Our team talk about their experience which makes others want to work here too.