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It’s the Manager who drives TEAM MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

In today’s competitive job market, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT has become a critical factor in the success of any organisation. Engaged employees are more productive, loyal, and committed to achieving their company’s goals. Seek.com, a leading online employment marketplace, has taken employee engagement to a new level by using the CliftonStrengths framework, with its leaders and managers deeply involved in the process.

Seek.com has been recognized with several awards for their employee engagement practices, demonstrating their commitment to creating a positive work environment and engaging their employees. Some of the notable awards include the Employer of Choice (Australian Business Awards) in 2019, 2020, and 2021, the Great Places to Work award in Australia for several years, including 2020 and 2021, and being named as one of the top companies to work for in Australia by LinkedIn. These awards are a testament to Seek.com’s dedication to employee engagement and creating a positive work environment for its employees.

“In delivering SEEK’s most ambitious campaign to date, I got to appreciate the enormous competitive advantage we have in our people."
Jenn ten Seldam
Marketing Director, SEEK Limited

One of the ways that Seek.com has achieved such high levels of employee engagement is by using the CliftonStrengths framework. CliftonStrengths is a popular assessment tool that helps individuals identify their natural talents and strengths. Seek.com has used this framework to understand the unique strengths of each team member and create an environment where team members can use their strengths to excel at work. The company has found that when team members can use their strengths, they are more engaged, fulfilled, and productive.

Seek.com has gone beyond conducting individual strengths coaching sessions for each team member. The company has also used CliftonStrengths to facilitate team-building activities. By understanding the strengths of each team member, Seek.com has been able to create teams that are well-rounded and complementary. This approach has helped to create a more collaborative and cohesive work environment where each team member feels valued for their unique contributions.

Another key factor in Seek.com’s success is the involvement of its managers in the team member engagement process. Seek.com recognizes that managers are crucial in creating a positive work environment. It has given them the training and support they need to manage and engage their teams effectively. Managers at Seek.com have been trained to identify their team members’ strengths and create development plans tailored to each individual’s strengths. This approach has helped managers to build stronger relationships with their team members and to provide them with the support they need to succeed.

Jenn ten Seldam, Marketing Director at SEEK Limited, spoke about the company’s success: “We’ve put a lot of focus on understanding our individual and team strengths (using CliftonStrengths as our diagnostic tool) and ways of working, to ensure we have all of our exceptional marketers working in a high-performance, high-trust environment … and it’s paying off!”

By using CliftonStrengths and involving its managers in the team member engagement process, Seek.com has vastly improved its team member engagement levels. The company has created a culture where team members feel valued, supported, and empowered to use their strengths to achieve their goals. As a result, Seek.com has attracted and retained top talent and has become one of the world’s most successful online employment marketplaces.

Seek.com’s use of the CliftonStrengths framework and the involvement of its managers in the team member engagement process has been a game-changer. By helping team members understand and use their strengths, Seek.com has created a work environment where they are engaged, fulfilled, and motivated to achieve their best. The company’s success is a testament to the power of team member engagement and the impact it can have on the success of any organisation.

“We’ve put a lot of focus on understanding our individual and team strengths (using Clifton Strengths as our diagnostic tool) and ways of working, to ensure we have all of our exceptional marketers working in a high-performance, high-trust environment … and it’s paying off!”
Jenn ten Seldam
Marketing Director, SEEK Limited

Jenn ten Seldam, Marketing Director at SEEK Limited, spoke about the company’s success: “We’ve put a lot of focus on understanding our individual and team strengths (using CliftonStrengths as our diagnostic tool) and ways of working, to ensure we have all of our exceptional marketers working in a high-performance, high-trust environment … and it’s paying off!”

By using CliftonStrengths and involving its managers in the team member engagement process, Seek.com has vastly improved its team member engagement levels. The company has created a culture where team members feel valued, supported, and empowered to use their strengths to achieve their goals. As a result, Seek.com has attracted and retained top talent and has become one of the world’s most successful online employment marketplaces.

Seek.com’s use of the CliftonStrengths framework and the involvement of its managers in the team member engagement process has been a game-changer. By helping team members understand and use their strengths, Seek.com has created a work environment where they are engaged, fulfilled, and motivated to achieve their best. The company’s success is a testament to the power of team member engagement and the impact it can have on the success of any organisation.

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