“If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.”
– David Ogilvy
The employees are the chief architects of a company. With their ideas and efforts, they shape a business and are the driving force behind it. Merely being a firm offering a handsome remuneration and work opportunities are not enough anymore. In a competitive job sector, the secret to attract and retain top talent lies in providing adequate freedom and promoting a strong organizational culture.
So, if you want to attract and retain top talent for your company, follow these suggestions:
Align your workers to the company’s mission:
Identify your company’s core values and mission and then find candidates who reflect those. You can assess candidates in a better manner when you are aware of the values that your company stands for and the goals it wants to achieve.
Value your employees:
Look into your company policies and discover what more you can offer to your employees. Providing on-the-job training, career advancement opportunities, flexible work schedules, etc. goes a long way to support your employees. Appreciate their efforts by providing them performance bonuses and a comfortable virtual work environment.
During these uncertain times, you can also shape the mental health of your workers by conducting virtual group discussion sessions, team-building interactions, and the like. Pay attention to their demands and needs.
Use technology and social media for recruiting:
Use online channels to contact potential employees having the perfect blend of expertise and experience. Utilize platforms like LinkedIn to share more information about your company and the job profiles for which you are seeking candidates. Move away from traditional recruitment methods.
Post announcements and company news on social media to reach a wider audience. Strategize your hiring process and make use of technological advancements to enhance the effectiveness of the entire process.
Offer unique benefits:
Try to appreciate the efforts of your workers by providing unique benefits such as parental leaves, library facilities, gym memberships, etc. You can also offer financial awards or stock options to high-performing employees. Flexible working schedules, regular incentives, and bonuses will contribute greatly to increase employee satisfaction.
Manage your leaders:
Make sure that the team leaders and managers of your company maintain a conducive workplace environment. Encourage your managers to attend training sessions and workshops so that they can emerge as good mentors and increase the productivity of the entire team. Work closely with the aspiring leaders and send them for leadership courses so that they develop all the qualities required to be an effective leader, spreading positive vibes and boosting the confidence of your other workers.
Employees have several companies offering them their desired job roles. To stand out in the job market, your company needs to be the one that promotes effective employee management and believes in standing with their workers under all circumstances.