What Facebook Can Teach Your Company About Retaining Talent

July 26, 2016

12:30 pm

When it comes to creating company culture that encourages talent and promoting the best from its employees, it requires not just the best from the ones that get hired, but from those that do the hiring and create a long-term company culture. And while Facebook, like many companies, has much to work on when it comes to ensuring that employees and those hired feel that they can do their best.

In a post on the company’s site spotlighting the role of Client Solutions Manager, the Manager for Mexico City, Andrea A., speaks on what she enjoys most about the role.

“The company culture at Facebook is motivating in itself. Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. The mission is reflected in what I do on a day to day basis. I’m encouraged to balance my strengths to have the most impact, resulting in finding solutions for the business needs of my clients. People use Facebook to stay connected with their friends and family, discover content and share what really matters to them. It’s my job to fuel the platform and facilitate a more open and connected world through providing relevant content to the appropriate audience. Facebook is unique; while it is a technology company, we lead our business with people not code. We start by imagining impactful solutions in which we can improve people’s lives and then analyzing what technology we need to fulfill that goal.”

In the end, the perks are an added bonus, but what drives Andrea to do her job well is because her role gives her the freedom to do so. She writes: “At Facebook we believe that ‘Nothing at Facebook is somebody else’s problem’ — it’s yours. I’m tasked with finding creative, innovative and realistic solutions for my clients, even if it has never been done before.”

Though job satisfaction isn’t high on the priority list with many job seekers, it is a high wish list component that could make the difference between creating a satisfying work culture and attracting qualified, interested candidates.

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to cameron@tech.co or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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