I was doing some lunchtime reading today and was very surprised to read that Tesla are the hottest company of 2018, according to Indeed. Why am I surprised? Well, like most of you, I read a lot of articles about Tesla and most seem to be focused on how much of an animal Elon Musk is as a leader and how badly he treats his employees. So with this in mind, why on earth are people queuing up to work for Tesla?
Funnily enough I listed to a new podcast from David Hunt at Hyperion Executive Search last night in which they discussed the cultures within the electrical vehicle manufacturers. I realised from the discussion that armed with a very clear and powerful vision to clean up our planet, the types of employees attracted to Tesla want to be associated with a project that is so unique, ground breaking and its challenges and successes are there for the world to see. They don't care about Musk's reputation as a leader and have instead bought into his vision. They are aligned to it and just want to be part of making his dream a reality.
I guess it is another example of what having such a clear and powerful Purpose can achieve! Simon Sinek, we thank you!
The podcast I mentioned is well worth a listen by the way, click here to enjoy it http://thisweekincleantech.com/episode-1-with-roger-atkins
In the war for talent, the companies with the hottest buzz, the coolest brand, and the most meaningful and innovative work tend to win out. Indeed, the giant job board with over 200 million unique monthly visitors, has great insight into the companies that attract the most job seekers, and every year it calculates the average amount of job-seeker interest for all job titles at all companies and then compares it to the actual level of interest each firm is receiving, based on clicks through to jobs posted. The result is Indeed’s Hottest Companies of 2018 list, a ranking of the 20 “hottest” companies, or as the Indeed analysis puts it, “a snapshot of who’s winning the battle for talent in 2018.”