Do you believe the words of Richard Branson?
Granted, this is highly dependent on how he runs his business verses how others run theirs. I haven’t experienced too many that are as bold as Branson, however some have been very aware of their employees. You could truly see their struggle.. financial building or survival vs. building a strong environment.
What does it mean to put employees first?
Catering to them? Absolutely not!
Who do you see that does this well?
What benefits come from an employee first culture?
I have heard Glenn Beck (theBlaze.com) had shared his process in the Tim Ferriss Podcast (start around at 1:05:00)and it aligns well here. He says that he follows the following focus for their business (in this specific order):
When you invest in your people, how is that a loss?