Your business needs employees to function, turnover, and succeed. Without employees, you will struggle to achieve what you want to and you will struggle to take your business to the level you want to achieve. Candidates and potential employees have lots of choice when it comes to finding a job that is right for them, especially if they are a highly desirable candidate. So, when the odds may be stacked against you, how do you attract the best employees and candidates, what do you do that will make a difference?
Have a Good Benefits System or Package
The benefits often convince a candidate to apply for a job with your business, so make sure that they are in line with your competition. Putting together a shiny and appealing employee benefits package is a must. For example, dental care is a must, as is family health care. In addition to healthcare policies and insurances being covered, it would be good if you could offer that little bit more, such as discounts at top stores. Coupons or money-off vouchers/gift vouchers for things such as full attendance are always popular with employees. The little things won’t cost you that much to implement, but they will affect an employee, and they will ultimately have an impact on their decision.
Have Areas for Employees to Relax and Unwind in
If you have a physical space or location that employees will work in, you need to ensure that this space is versatile, welcoming, appealing, and comfortable. If it is all work and no-play, then you will find that you will deter more employees and candidates than you attract. Having comfy desks and workstations is a good start, but what would make everything better is employees having somewhere to relax and unwind in. A specific area set up that includes TVs, gamestations, bean bags from the likes of sumo or vending machines featuring Oreo cookies, organic smoothies, and other feel-good items will appeal to employees and will be something that they look forward to visiting throughout their working day.
Be Transparent, Open, and Honest
When you are clear and concise about how you do business and what your expectations are then there will be no room for arguments or disagreements. When there is no room for this negativity, there is only space for positivity and productivity, so ensure that you are open and transparent with your employees at all times to create a harmonious working environment for everyone to enjoy.
Offer Flexible Working
Employees often want to see their work as an extension of their life and because of this shift in attitude and preference, they are often seeking more flexible working opportunities. Some may wish to fit working in around child care, while others may want to fit work in around other social commitments. Good employees and candidates are worth flexing for, and flexible working hours, times, and locations may just help you land the best employees around, which will, of course, be beneficial to your business.