As we approach the final quarter of the year, employees and hiring managers alike are keeping an eye out for opportunities to start the next year strong.
For job seekers, what better way to ride on the optimism of a new year than starting a new job? For employers, the challenge is attracting valuable talent into their organizations.
Contrary to what many recruiters and hiring managers think, the process of recruiting a candidate continues even after the employee has been placed. Recruiting is a constant process of keeping employees happy, engaged and productive.
Here are a few things employers need to do to ensure they’re getting the best from their new recruits.
Set Them Up for Success
If you want your people to perform at their best, set them up so they can do just that: help them establish goals, offer benefits or incentives for good performance and communicate in an accurate, respectful and timely manner.
If you want this approach to succeed, you need to do it at the individual level. In other words, your supervisors or team leaders should reach out to employees and understand the source of their motivation and what their pain points are.
Want to keep your employees’ morale high? Make sure they know you have their back.
For some people, constant communication and feedback are what they need to be assured of their place in the company. For others, it’s having a strong sense of purpose, usually coming from knowing that their work matters. And for some workers, their motivation comes from learning something new every day.
The challenge is to know what makes your employees tick so you can zero in on the source of their motivation.
Maintain a Great Company Culture
Identification plays a huge role in an employee’s ability to work at his or her best. The only way your new recruits can identify with your company is by having a culture they can relate to.
For example, are you a company that believes in flexibility (e.g. flexible work hours and telecommuting)? Do you support the needs of working parents? Do you recognize and reward quality work?
Don’t just say these things to new hires during their orientation. Act on it so they will take you seriously and believe in the culture you want to uphold.
Recognize the Role Managers Play
It’s often said that people don’t quit their jobs—they quit their bosses. Your managers and supervisors have the critical role of not just leading employees, but supporting them through thick and thin. Be sure to invest in training your managers and supervisors and appointing people with a great attitude to these leadership positions.
For more workforce management tips and insights, be sure to return to this blog. If you need access to great talent, let the staffing services specialists of The Reserves Network help you. Contact our offices today to learn how you can connect with our pool of talent.