There was a time when a good career was defined by working for an organization for 20+ years and climbing the rungs until it was time to rest on a pension. This doesn’t come close to defining today’s modern workforce.
Gallup recently reported that 21% of millennials say they’ve changed jobs within the past year, which is more than three times the number of non-millennials surveyed. As a business leader, you have to accept that many members of your tribe won’t be lifers. Employee turnover is inevitable, but learning from each loss is crucial.
In his most recent Inc column, Justin Gray shares six lessons he’s learned about keeping employees happy as he’s grown LeadMD and how he’s evolved his view of engaged employees as the real asset of the business.
Meet Justin Gray
Justin is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of LeadMD, the world’s largest revenue operations agency having implemented over half of the Marketo user base. Justin has made a career of launching successful companies and scaling them, with successful exits of over 200MM+ in the last decade. Justin’s latest endeavor launched in 2016 when he co-founded Six Bricks an online learning startup designed to combat employee and customer churn through experience-based education. Over the past 10 years, Justin has emerged as a strong voice for entrepreneurship, marketing and culture. As a recognized speaker, Justin has been published over 350 times in industry publications and holds his own column, Tribal Knowledge in Inc., while writing for Entrepreneur, Tech Crunch and others. Justin and his wife Jennifer met over marketing and three years later welcomed their son, Grayson, into the world in April of 2017.