Attracting Employees to Your Organisation
1. Demonstrate a Pleasant Work Culture
To help attract more prospective employees, workplace culture should be included in the job description. Hiring managers should create a positive or unique image of their company, so that they are attracting top talent from the start.
2. Offer appealing benefits and perks
On average over 75% of companies offer health insurance and this is now becoming an expected standard across many industries. Companies with more appealing benefits such as gym memberships, maternity leave, and 4-day work weeks should make a point to advertise these perks.
3. Use modern technology
There are now many different tools that organisations can use in order to streamline existing processes and increase operational efficiency. For instance, a recruitment company will use a candidate management system to better manage the candidates they are working with, such as creating notes, tasks, setting up interviews, storing CV’s etc…
4. Reach out to employees that will benefit your company
Reaching out to employees instead of waiting for them to reach out to you is a great way to find talented candidates. Setting up career events, email updates, or meetings are a great way to tell candidates what your company is all about!
5. Provide room for growth in the organisation
Studies have suggested that employees regard growth as a core value and will seek out opportunities that align with this growth mindset. Growth within the company may be a key deciding factor for a candidate in whether they will choose to apply for a role at the company.
Retaining Your Current Employees
1. Offer flexibility
Working the standard 9-5 is no longer a requirement for many organisations. Organisations must recognise that their employees have external influences that may conflict with their work schedule; having the ability to be flexible will help cater to the needs of current employees. Organisations can consider implementing condensed workweeks, job sharing, and giving employees the option to work remotely.
2. Have a human resource department
Companies that have more than 50 employees should consider having an internal HR department. This department manages key relationships between employers and employees, payroll and benefits, employee performance, record keeping, and other functions. Smaller businesses should nominate an authoritative figure that employees can approach should they have any issues.
3. Treat your employees fairly
The people that work for you are your greatest assets. Showing that you care about your employees means they will be more inclined to care about the company. This has positive flow on effects for performance at work, stress management, employee retention, and the image of the company.
Employees have their own intrinsic and extrinsic motivations that are unique to one another. Managers must be aware of what motivates their employees, as once an employer understands what motivates their employees, they can take action to create more retention-favourable environments within their company.