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If your company does not see the value you add, then it’s time to find one that will.

Does the job you once found fast-paced and exciting suddenly feel stagnant? Did management shift priorities and leave you on the outside looking in?

Is your financial growth year over year resorting to only incremental raises instead of promotional opportunities?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and find the right company to invest in you as an employee.

You want a company that you can grow with and that is precisely what the right one will help you do. When looking to take a step out onto the next landing spot, here are some important qualities to look for in a company.

A Company That Invests In You

It is no secret that a highly sought-after company will offer a competitive compensation package. There are plenty of extra perks that usually come with that package, such as childcare, paternity leave, gym memberships and more. They invest in their employees, just as their employees invest in them. Be realistic about your skill level and appropriate level of compensation. With the right company, there is always room to advance.

A Company that Pushes You To Grow

Another form of investment includes growing employees as professionals. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a dead end job. Complacency is death sentence to your career. Great companies challenge their employees and keep them learning everyday. Seek a company that offers opportunities for personal professional development and career growth. Many offer tuition subsidies or reimbursement for continued education and certifications.

A Company that Gives Credit Where It’s Due

Good companies make their employees feel valued and recognized for their performance. While it sometimes comes in the form of a raise or bonus, it doesn’t necessarily have to be monetary. Sometimes a simple kudos goes a long way. Great companies understand the value of verbal praise and positive reinforcement. The positivity is contagious and it is evident in the overall morale of its employees.

A Company that Provides Organization without Micromanagement

Structure is key to any effective organization, and to some degree we all crave it. However, there is a fine line between structure and rigidity. Top companies know that structure does not equal inflexibility. Good companies trust their employees and provide the flexibility to show that. Every company has different areas of flexibility, so it’s all about finding the right fit.

A Company that Promotes Work-Life Balance

A leading factor to high turnover rate and managerial disproval is a lack of work-life balance. Companies who understand the complexities of individual’s life outside work can allow employees to be able start and pickup where they left of if a need arises outside of their 9 to 5 work schedule. Look for companies who don’t see life outside of work as an inconvenience.

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