In an increasingly competitive labor market, companies must implement strategies that allow them to identify and keep outstanding employees. Here’s how your company can get the upper hand in the war for talent.
Treat Your Employees Well
This may seem obvious, but you would be surprised to discover how many employers neglect a concept as basic as employee satisfaction.
For example, according to statistics from 2014, 39% of employees don’t feel appreciated at work, and a whopping 69% said they would work harder if they felt their efforts were better recognized.
Treat your employees well from the beginning and the vast majority will respond in kind. Some of the options you may consider include:
- Implement a wellness program
- Make it easy for employees to give feedback
- Provide flexible work options
- Give praise when it’s due
Grow the Talent You Already Have
If your industry is particularly competitive, you may find that growing the talent you already have is a smarter strategy than focusing on star players brought in from the outside.
Growing your own talent is not only less expensive than poaching other companies’ employees, but it also creates an environment where your best employees embody the values and the culture of your organization.
And if the pandemic has taught us something from a management standpoint, it is that company culture is one of the most important assets a business can have.
Strengthen Your Employer Brand
Your employer brand is your reputation as an employer. How do potential employees perceive you? How do you stack against other players in your industry? The answers to these questions are key components of your employer brand.
One of the best ways to strengthen your employer brand is by implementing a stringent, technologically advanced background screening program.
High-quality background screening shields your company from a variety of risks, from negligent hiring to wrongful termination claims.
Background screening also sends a clear message that helps build your employer brand: your company is relentless in its quest to achieve the highest standards of quality.
Background Screening: More Tips and Ideas
This is a selection of previous posts you can read for more ideas about recruiting, background checks, and background screening.
- 3 Strategies to deal with employee background
- What is candidate ghosting?
- What are sanctions checks?
- 3 Common myths about background screening, debunked
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