Talented, hardworking, dedicated employees are 50% of what makes great businesses so great. Great leadership is the other half of this equation. Unfortunately, modern managers are finding that it’s tough to find motivated individuals who are willing to put in the hard work required to handle business matters appropriately. It’s even harder to find young employees who add to the value of your business rather than taking away from it. Good employee retention is tough. Obviously, making a bad hire is easy. It’s more difficult to make good hires that will benefit your business and your clients’ business for years to come. To help you make many more of these highly coveted good hires, and to turn them into long-term valuable employees, here are some tips on how to fill up your office with high quality staff.
Use Your Employees – Who knows what it takes to be a successful employee in your business better than your successful employees? Nobody! Ask your employees, those who go above and beyond the call of duty, if they know anyone qualified for job openings you have. If you want them to really put their mind to the task, sweeten the pot by adding incentives and give them a reward if their referred new hire stays with the company for more than 90 days.
K.I.S.S. – Many companies think that if you can’t fill out a ridiculously complicated application, then you’re probably not qualified for the job they’re offering. Here’s a pro tip to help you stop turning away top talent – don’t make the application process a nightmare. If you want to hire the best make it easy and accessible for people to apply. You may have a few more unqualified resumes to comb through, but at least you’ll know that you didn’t also turn away qualified talent.
Work Smarter – Once you’ve hired those whom you feel are qualified employees, train them and invest in their futures. This makes them more valuable to the company; it makes them feel more valued themselves; and it makes them more productive and profitable in the long run.
Create A Caring Environment – Make sure your company’s organizational values, company mission statement and employee orientation program support an environment that shows how important your employees are to your company. This will ensure that they give their all to you because they feel you’re giving your all to them.
For more advice or information about hiring, creating and motivating quality employees and management staff, or to receive additional information about engagement or retention programs, call Incentive Solutions today at 1-866-567-7432. We’d love to give you a live demo of how our technology works, and to show you why our clients gave us a 95% excellent rating and would refer us on to a friend.