Organizations are competing with one another to attract the right talent. As a result, the recruit process has turned into a cutthroat business, with one organization trying to score brownie points over another with the hopes of hiring the right employees. Thankfully, you don’t have to resort to underhand tactics to attract the right employees, simply work towards the following employee-friendly tips and see how your organization will score more on the employee-satisfaction quotient.
Talented and intelligent employees know all jobs within an organization are not equal. However, if employees have similar responsibilities, they expect similar pay. So, make sure you offer employees fair pay and on par with prevailing industry trends.
When your organization meets its business goals, remember your employees played a role in helping your accomplish it. While your employees get a salary to work, they also need recognition and rewards to keep them motivated. Good performance should be backed by rewards and incentives, and this will help not just the existing talent to perform and excel, but also attract new talent to your organization.
An organization that cannot offer definitive career path to its employees will not be successful in hiring the best talent. If an employee does not know where his career is going in the organization, he will not perform as well as an employee who knows.
Organization should offer employees the opportunity to learn and add to their skills. This, in turn, will set them on the right track to career advancement within the organization. When employees know they have ample opportunities to climb the hierarchy ladder, it keeps morale and productivity high and also makes the organization more attractive.
Annual reviews are passé. Organizations that focus on constructive and frequent feedback and reviews not only ensure high motivation within their workforce, they are also attractive to prospective employees. Employees want to know how they are performing and where they are going wrong. Periodic feedback helps them in this regard and allows them to figure out which areas of work require improvement.
Modern-day employees want to have the perfect work-life balance and the best way to achieve this balance is by working for organizations that offer flexible working hours. If your organization can offer this, it will become very attractive to professionals, who will clamber over one another to apply and work with your organization.
Employees want control over their work and this instills a sense of ownership. If employees have the freedom to work and meet their goals and targets, you will have a more productive workforce. However, keep your doors open should they meet with an obstacle or require your inputs. Freedom to work without having someone watching your every move makes an organization an attractive place to work in.
Employees know the importance of exercise. It is a way to de-stress and also get healthy. Many people nowadays have gym membership and organizations can make themselves attractive to prospective employees by having a well-equipped on-site gym. Since most employees spend long hours at work, a gym within the organization will help them relax and meet their fitness goals without having to leave the premises.
Employees spend long hours at work and want sustenance. However, eating is a social activity that many employees like. It gives them an opportunity to interact and socialize with other members of the organization. If you have an on-site café, it creates an impression the organization cares for its employees; and the healthy food options point at an organization that is worried about its employees’ well being and health, making it into a caring organization.
When you can look up to someone, it motivates you and inspires you to achieve their goals. So ensure you have leaders in your organization who can act as role models for others. These leaders also need to be accessible and offer constructive advice to employees to improve and stay motivated.
Attracting the right talent is a concerted effort and all factors work cohesively to make an organization more appealing than its competitors. Simple steps taken towards the betterment of employees can help you win talent that will make your company more successful.
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