In order to attract and keep the best employees, your company has to stand out. Here are some tips and tricks that you can use to increase the caliber of your future employees.
Having a great corporate culture gives potential employees reasons other than the actual job description to work at your company. Highlighting your great work culture on job descriptions, your social media pages and in your marketing, are all great ways to show potential employees how awesome it is to work for your company.
Great employees often have multiple career options. If you want them to choose your company over your competition, you should pay employees what they are actually worth. Do a lot of research in to how much to pay them. Consider the skill set that you want, the level of education and even the size of your company. Make a generous and fair offer to future employees and they will be more likely to consider working for you.
The same goes for the benefits that you offer. Top employees will consider vacation pay, sick days, insurance coverage, etc. If you want top candidates, make sure you offer top benefits.
If you really want great employees, go after them. Don’t wait for them to come to you. Set up a lunch with them and offer them the job or ask them to apply for it. Sometimes it is really that simple.
Referral bonuses are a great way to incentivize your current employees to be on the lookout for highly talented people. They know that if they find the right person it will not only benefit them, but the company and their recommended employee as well. It can be a win-win-win situation.
Top employees are often ambitious and willing to learn new skills. Providing them a path to promotion in the future gives them something to work hard for. If an employee sees that they will be stuck in the same job for years to come, their work may suffer. Alternatively, if they see a potential for promotion, they have a reason to work hard.
Additional perks are often the difference between a good company and a great company. Incentives such as gym memberships, child care and an onsite restaurant all improve the lives of your employees. They help to increase moral, reduce stress and give your employees other reasons to look forward to coming to work.
Just like you want your employees to go the extra mile for your company, if you should do the same for your employees. This creates a mutually beneficial relationship from which to build a strong company.
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Angelica Dudenhoefer is the Marketing Coordinator at Drake & Company, a staffing firm based in Madison, Wisconsin. Drake & Company specializes in temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire administrative, clerical and legal placements. Since 1978, Drake has reached beyond skills and qualifications to match candidate personalities with a company’s culture. You can connect with Angelica by email or on LinkedIn and you can find Drake & Company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.