It’s hard to find good staff members at the best of times, let alone when there are skill shortages, low unemployment and lots of competition for candidates looking for new roles.
Why would they work for you?
How can you attract the best and brightest talent?
Here are 5 surefire ways!
- Offer solid remuneration.
Good candidates know their worth.
They want to be remunerated in an appropriate way that does not lead to an effort/reward imbalance.
However, consider that remuneration is a hygiene factor – we all need money to pay our mortgages; have food on the table; enjoy a lifestyle and keep the wolf from the door. But money is never the most motivating factor for human effort.
Consider their base, then consider what is on top of that – this may be the motivating factor!
2. Offer career progression.
Smart candidates want to become smarter.
They want to progress. They want to learn more and develop.
Therefore make sure you offer them a pathway for professional development. Have this documented and not just a vague statement – this is very enticing to a smart, talented, ambitious worker.
3. Offer hybrid working scenarios.
Don’t be fixed in your thoughts on hybrid working.
Look at alternative solutions including days working from home and other forms of remote working.
The pandemic increased workers appreciation for working from home and moving forward smart employers will use a hybrid approach to workplace flexibility.
4. Offer interesting and varied work.
Redesign your role to ensure it involves interesting and engaging work, that will give any worker intrinsic motivation.
If you take the time to document what are the most interesting aspects of this role, what makes it different from other roles and why the person in this job will never want to leave!
Sell the features and benefits.
5. Offer work/life balance.
Communicate your employer unique selling points (UPS) and make the importance of a work/life balance one of them.
Promote your organisation as better than all others in regards to what you can offer your team to enjoy a better balance between work and their home life.
Give live examples of how other team members enjoy this facilitation.
Remember the trick is to focus on what you can offer and even if not the salary level others offer, you can possibly be one thousand times better than your competitors in areas of career progression, hybrid working, role design or work/life balance. Get thinking!
For more HR or staffing help contact CIRCLE Recruitment & HR or call 1300 923 000
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