​In my industry, where almost 100% of newly recruited consultants are Millennials, providing an overarching purpose is critical to attracting and retaining great talent.

My role, understanding workplace trends and attitudes to work is critical to ensuring that companies hire and retain people. In a recent report, it was suggested that experiencing joy at work is key to giving employees and a sense of purpose and therefore increases their engagement.

Certainly, in my experience as a manager and as a recruiter, I can confirm that when staff feel the three components of joy; harmony, impact and acknowledgement; then they are more engaged and committed to their role.

  • Harmony is experienced by having a cohesive team working together without friction. Certainly, in high performing teams, I have managed and known, teams, where everyone is rooting for each other, get better results. 

  • Impact - well this is the performance piece! If your team is performing, achieving and overachieving, this promotes joyful feelings! It's well documented that when selling managers are over-performing they are also more engaging leaders. 

  • Crucially, acknowledgement - sing your team's praises, recognise your MVP's but also those who contributed to the win.

  • Recognition for a job well done and feeling like what you do matters is key to ensuring that joy is felt.