Building a Magnetic Culture

How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce

by Kevin Sheridan

Number of pages: 263

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

BBB Library: Human Resources, Operations Management

ISBN: 9780071773997

About the Author

Sheridan is Chief Consultant of HR Solutions, a Human Capital Management Consulting Firm specializing in Employee Engagement Survey, analysis, and results.


Editorial Review

Building a Magnetic Culture explains what engages and motivates employees and how to create an environment in which employees can thrive. Drawing on years of research and real-world examples from his consulting experience, the author gives you the strategies and tactics you need to transform your company by creating and sustaining a Magnetic Culture. Providing benchmarking and best practices, as well as interviews with executives and HR professionals at companies that boast the highest levels of employee engagement, Sheridan outlines an easy-to-follow plan that: attracts the most talented people and retains them, makes employees feel they are part of the value that their organization creates, increases employee engagement and drives productivity, and boosts creativity and problem solving.

Book Reviews

"Kevin Sheridan’s book, Building a Magnetic Culture: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce, provides a specific set of principles to help managers assess and enhance Employee Engagement—a term he uses to explain the degree of commitment an employee can feel for their employer."Blue Print Atmosphere

"Kevin Sheridan’s bookBuilding a Magnetic Culture is a perfect example of why this is true and an excellent guide for how to create a culture in which employees would choose to engage."

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Wisdom to Share

Managers should keep their ear to the ground to help preempt issues that could become detrimental to engagement over time.

To maintain a magnetic culture, it is crucial for managers to help crush the conflicts that threaten to polarize the workforce.

The interview process is extremely important when considering job candidates. Punctuality and appropriate attire are a must.

Empowering employees to take responsibility of their engagement is the key to a Magnetic Culture.

It is time for the path to engagement to evolve and become a two-way street that employees and management can travel together.

The importance of employee engagement has been amplified by social media. .

On average, it costs five times more to attract a new customer than to retain a repeat customer.

Customers come back when they are satisfied with their experience and the level of service or product quality they have received

How do you create a workforce that is always ready, able, and eager to take the organization to the next level? The answer is simple: Building a magnetic culture of engaged employees.