DL2022 Mags Hanley - Is money the only way to recruit and retain staff?
There are more factors than money that an employer can use for both retaining and hiring designers. Using Daniel Pink’s model of mastery, autonomy and purpose, I will go through ways to craft roles and packages that will appeal to the market.
sculpting is the art of matching people to jobs that allow their deeply embedded life interests to be expressed. It is the art of forging a customised career path in order to increase the chance of retaining talented people. Eight life interests 1. Application of Technology 2. Quantitative Analysis 3. Theory Development and Conceptual Thinking 4. Creative Production 5. Counselling and Mentoring 6. Managing People and Relationships 7. Enterprise Control 8. Inﬂuence Through Language and Ideas https://hbr.org/1999/09/job-sculpting-the-art-of-retaining-your-best-people
• 40 days Contractor to cover • $1000/day - $40,000 Total : $74,000 Retention costs • Pay rise - $20,000 • Training budget - $5,000 Total: $25,000 Culture and morale Loosing people • Lost productivity as the person leaves and another skilled up • Skilling up takes 2-4 weeks • People leaving can result in more people resigning Keeping people • Continuity of projects • Happy staﬀ member • Upskilled person • Keeping team together for longer https://www.hcamag.com/au/specialisation/employee-engagement/this-is-how-much-it-costs-to-hire-one-employee/192 036
need to be competitive! •Level up pay across roles and people •Look at the culture of where you are…are people leaving because of deep seated problems in the culture? •Are senior leadership respected and transparent? •Find what motivates a person – what are their life interests? •Career development – actively develop people's careers and be ready to sculpt their roles to keep them •Create career paths as the norm for your organisation
need to be competitive! •Work out the best combination of beneﬁts that meet the needs of the person •Amp up training and education budgets •Don’t bullshit on the projects or culture – you may ﬁnd someone leaving after 2 months if the work is not as described or the culture is awful •Hybrid is the minimum; Remote is a preference