Hiring challenges happen in every industry. Sometimes, the employees you need are swept up by the competition because of their high-demand skills. Other times, turnover is high or your company is growing faster than anticipated. Either way, your profits can plummet when you don’t have the right people in place at the right time.
If you’re struggling with recruitment, don’t give up. A simple change in perspective and clarification of goals can help get you back on track. Here’s how:
Reward your good employees: You need to keep your top workers satisfied if you want to reduce turnover and improve productivity. Recognizing them for a job well done will establish loyalty and motivate other employees to work harder. Be sure to offer professional development opportunities to all your employees. Training, professional development, advancement and work-life balance will keep your employees working hard.
Understand what motivates candidates: Who is your ideal employee? What drives this person to succeed? Don’t assume this ideal candidate actually exists, but the motivation to be the best certainly does. Knowing why a job seeker would want to work for your company can help you sell the position. It gives you an opportunity to show the candidate how this position will be satisfying and meaningful.
Streamline your hiring process: Does it take your HR department a long time to post an opening, narrow down resumes, interview a talent pool and then select a candidate? Every second the job opening is vacant, competitors could be securing the candidate you want. A more efficient workflow for your hiring process will ensure that your vacant positions are filled quickly with the right candidates at the right time.
Bridge skills gaps: Some employees may be strong with technology, while others are better at organization. With a workforce diverse in age and culture, you’re bound to notice a few skills gaps. Older employees may have wizened up with experience, while younger workers are better able to adapt to change. In order to attract top talent and keep your current workforce productive, you’ll need to develop strategies to bridge any skills gaps. Start a mentor program, provide on-the-job training and host catered-lunch workshops.
Many employers partner with recruiting professionals to make their hiring process more effective. With access to highly trained contract and direct hire professionals, High Profile Staffing can help you overcome your staffing challenges.