I have worked with business owners and leaders every day for over three decades. For these individuals, some problems change or even go away, but one of the constant ‘biggies’ is the inability to find good, qualified employees. Recruiting someone, training them, and eventually getting them up-to-speed is very expensive for a business. Then for some, the employee just up and quits in search of their next ‘mini-chapter’ somewhere else. I grin when I see a résumé from a new applicant who has worked at five different businesses over the past two years!
Below I’ve listed some common-sense and not-so common sense considerations when looking to hire, but first I’d like to add that you may need some enhancements to your “reliability” as an employer. Ask the question, “if I were looking for a new job, would I like to work here?” Do you have fun activities for the team? Do you have the latest work tools like smartphones and tablets that would allow them to work for you and NOT be tethered to some dark office? Do you have old, stodgy benefits or have you implemented new ones (perhaps a monthly Starbucks gift card waiting for employees at the end of a productive month)?
Employer/Employee relationships are just that – relationships. Consider these when looking for your next employee:
Remember to make unique offers and have some standout tools in place for them to use… or you may be the one being passed over.