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April 4, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Details:
8:30am - 10:30am

Frederick County Workforce Services

200 Monroe Center
Frederick, MD 21701
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Frederick County Workforce Services: Building a Workplace Culture to Attract & Retain Employees

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Culture is something that needs to be defined through the organization’s values and upheld through the actions of employees. Through this course, you will: • Understand how to assess current culture • Identify and prioritize key initiatives that support a strong culture

If you took a room of 50 individuals, and asked them to define culture, you’d get 50 different definitions. If you asked that same group of individuals if they had a good culture, you’d get a definitive yes or no answer. The point being that while culture is hard to define, people know when a culture is good or bad.

Culture exists in all organizations whether you know it or not. Good or bad, there’s a presence and that presence is a force large enough to make or break an organization. Surprisingly, organization knows how important culture is, but it is often left to its own devices to be created in most work environments.

 If you aren’t intentional about creating a good culture, the work environment will create it for you. Culture may be the new “it” word. As it should be. “It” is what drives your decision making, “it” is what empowers your employees, “it” is what determines where your focus is, and “it” is an integral part of your success internally and externally. If you use a tree to provide a visual of where culture comes into play in an organization, it would be the trunk. The Vision, Mission, and Values are the roots. Culture grows from the roots and the direction of the organization (branches) are fed and nourished by the culture.

The pandemic has caused a shift in the values and systems that people look for in an employer. This workshop is designed to equip small business representatives with the tools they need to develop a sustainable workplace culture that will attract and retain employees, enabling their business to recover and thrive following the pandemic.

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