How do you successfully recruit good staff in this challenging employee market?

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May 2, 2023

Having a great team, that loves coming to work every day means:

- Attracting

- Recruiting

- Onboarding, and

- Retaining

The best possible humans for your organisation and your culture.

How do you successfully attract and recruit good staff in this challenging employee market?

Recruiting good staff in a competitive employment market can be a challenging task. It involves identifying the right candidates and ensuring they are a good fit for the organisation, while also meeting their own expectations and needs.

Ultimately successfully recruit good staff, you must be proactive and creative in your approach to talent acquisition – think outside of the box, if you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got.

What is onboarding and why is it so important?

Onboarding is an important process that occurs after a new employee is hired. It is essentially a way of introducing the employee to the organization and its culture, while also providing them with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to be successful in their role. Onboarding helps ensure that the employee has a smooth transition into the new workplace and is able to contribute to the organization in a positive manner.

But of them all, if you can retain your staff, that's the most important:

There is no reason pouring more water into the bucket if the bucket has holes.

Here are five key ways to retain your staff:

1. Offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Provide competitive salaries and benefits to attract and retain top talent. Offer incentives such as bonuses, insurance, and other benefits that employees value.

2. Foster an open and collaborative work environment

Create an open and collaborative work environment that encourages employees to share their ideas and opinions without fear of retribution. This will help to foster a sense of belonging and belongingness, thus making it easier for employees to stay with the organization for the long term.

3. Offer professional development.

Invest in your employees' professional development by providing training and educational opportunities. This will help ensure that your employees stay up-to-date with industry trends and are able to continually contribute to the organization in a meaningful way.

4. Set clear expectations

Make sure that employees understand their roles and responsibilities. Clearly communicate expectations and provide feedback on performance to ensure that everyone is on the same page.

5. Show appreciation

Show your employees that you appreciate their hard work and dedication by recognizing their accomplishments and showing genuine appreciation. This will help create a culture of appreciation and help your employees stay motivated and engaged.

By following these tips, employers can successfully recruit and retain good staff in a competitive employment market. It's important to create a positive culture, provide competitive salaries and benefits, and offer professional development opportunities in order to attract and retain the best talent. Additionally, showing appreciation for employees and setting clear expectations can help ensure that employees feel valued and are motivated to stay with the organization for the long term.

But how do we make the changes we need in our organisation?

It's often about getting the whole team together, taking the time and making a comprehensive plan of what is working and whats not.

If you want to know more about the best framework to apply to get started, ask us about our Attracting and Retaining In-house Workshops to get the value and direction out of those meetings.

It'll help shine a light on that stuff you don't see every day - reach out to or for more information.

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