Show me the vision

Leadership, growth opportunities key to employee performance, retention
By Claudine Kapel and Catherine Shepherd
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004

While the expression “show me the money” captures an important aspect of what people want from their jobs, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Compensation is one of the most visible aspects of an employment deal, but there are a wide range of non-monetary factors — including the quality of leaders, the work environment and culture, customer perceptions and opportunities for learning and growth — that also shape employee perceptions about their jobs and the employment experience.

These factors influence how long employees stay with an organization and how motivated they are to deliver their best efforts.