The last 12 months have brought a lot of changes to the workforce, including an increase in remote hiring and recruiting, people working from home, job transitions, and adjusting time-off policies, to name a few. Whether you’re looking to grow your team now or find new ways to re-engage your existing staff, learning or brushing up your “HR Toolkit” will help you attract and retain the dream team you’re looking for.
It all begins with finding the right person for the job. Recruitment is so much more than just finding candidates to fill roles. It should be a well-thought out process of attracting, evaluating and selecting candidates that are qualified for the role you’re hiring for and someone that aligns with your company. While every business is different, there are some common practices that can be used across the board when recruiting. For starters, ensure that the job description is accurate to the position, and makes the role sound enticing and inclusive. Then, you’ll need to find the right places to promote the job posting to reach those qualified candidates.
Landing the ideal candidates for your organization is step one. The next step is ensuring that you retain these employees for the foreseeable future. Fortunately for small business owners, salary is only one part of this equation. Employee engagement and other factors are equally as important for employee retention. Creating an employee retention strategy is very important. It can provide you with effective strategies for communicating with employees as well as identifying tactics for employee engagement.
As a business owner, you will also likely manage a diverse group of people with various skillsets. By identifying and characterizing the members of your team you may be able to further unite your team and empower them to contribute to the company’s overall goals. So don’t be afraid to lean into your leadership abilities! Focus on honing your skills as a leader and communicator.