Here are some of the top elements that we believe will help in attracting and retaining your talented employees:
Look Beyond Paper Certification
During the hiring and interview process, employers must provide a chance for every employee to express their talents. While it may be easy to disregard job applications due to lower education levels, considering the prospective employee’s job experience and technical skills are important in the workforce as well.
For example, an engineer who has relevant experience in the field that he is applying to may be considered more hire-able than a fresh university graduate. He or she can value add stronger to your business and company with his hands-on experience.
Creating a Positive Hiring Experience
During most interviews, many potential employees do not hear back from their interviewers within days of the interview. Even if the employees end up getting employed by the company, it creates a negative image of the company. One ideal way to prevent this negative hiring experience is to provide a time frame of communication and stick to it.
For example, give your interviewees a call, text message, or email within a couple of days following the interview. Even if the interview is unsuccessful, this creates a positive hiring experience as the employee’s efforts are not gone to waste. Using job search platforms such as JobStreet, Mycareersfuture, and LinkedIn, interviewers and interviewees can communicate easier with each other before and after the interview.
A positive image of a company’s hiring experience goes a long way. With each unsuccessful job application and interview, past interviewees may still spread a positive message amongst their peers. This may result in a higher application rate, giving the interviewer the options to a range of talented individuals.
Giving credit to your staff when it is due, will further motivate them to work harder. It may be easy to brush their work efforts and achievements aside. Instead, why not turn it into a motivational factor? A simple word of appreciation or material reward can go a long way in further recognizing your employee’s work efforts. In the long run, continuous positive reinforcement will improve productivity and the company’s overall morale.