1. Give candidates more than just a salary
Make sure you recruit and retain top talent this year using these two methods
If you want to attract or recruit top talent, you need to consider whether you offer your current employees an industry leading work environment, writes Sarah Willis on RecruitingBlogs.com.
'After job security and pay, employees are motivated by a good work-life balance, a positive workplace culture, opportunity for professional development, recognition and collaborative and flexible working,' she says.
If you manage to get this right, your current employees will be your best advocates. They will tell their friends, family and contacts about your company and the possibilities that exist for good candidates. This, in turn, means the best will apply.
Experts behind the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management
share Willis' views on implementing a work-life balance.
They say, 'the days when employees were happy to get to work in morning, sit in their desk and beaver away until home time are gone. You need to balance your business's needs with your employees' home life, i.e. work-life balance.'
They add, 'when you implement a work-life balance programme in your business, you'll get greater commitment from your employees and are likely to keep them longer.'
If you're not sure on how to create a work-life balance programme, check out the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management.
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2. Reach out to potential employees
You must always look for ways to position yourself as a top company to work in your industry.
And it's great if you have a social media
presence to reach potential employees. But you must do more.
You can, for example, contact universities – they could recommend some of their top graduates to you when you recruit.
To attract mid and senior-level hires, Willis says you should attend industry events or conferences. Doing this gives you a way to 'broadcast authority within a niche and an informal platform for potential new hires to get to know a business.'
There you have it: Using these two methods will help you recruit and retain top talent this year.
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