Recruiting and retaining staff is one of the biggest challenges faced by any company, not including the hard work and dedication it takes to get to that point. We understand. That’s why we've shared our simple recruiting tips below to demystify the process and help you attract the best talent for your business.
How to attract, motivate and retain your workforce
According to a recent survey by IRIS Research, Wollongong 77 percent of employers believe that attracting and retaining suitable staff is their greatest ongoing HR challenge. At MBC we are able to provide you with easy to access professional assistance that is responsive to your individual workforce needs at no cost. MBC will deliver you with a total employment solution by providing access to a pool of job ready staff, access to resources to deliver your new employee/s ongoing mentoring and training support and access to wage subsidies.
MBC Consultants have extensive experience in matching the right person to the right job. Their combined industry knowledge has enabled the development of the following advice on how to attract, motivate and retain your workforce to ensure overall recruitment success:
Use diverse advertising mediums to attract good candidates
To ensure you select the best person for the job you need to ensure that you have a range of candidates to choose from. This means that you should carefully consider how you advertise your positions to maximise the number of good applicants. Finding the right person for the job can be done via advertising in local print media, online recruitment sites, talking with local university and or TAFE career centres or your local Employment Centre.
At MBC we have access to a large pool of job ready candidates and are able to screen, match and refer in a timely manner, this is out total employment solution promise to you.
Look for transferable skills
In times when you are not able to attract a new employee who has worked in the same industry you are operating in, look for those that have the skill set and behavioral attributes required to perform the role. For example, a Mother returning the workforce has a strong set of transferrable skills in the areas of conflict resolution, communication and negotiation skills and a great sense of time management. At MBC we would be able to work with you and your new employee to provide training opportunities, which would best place them to meet your needs.
Have a solid understanding of the job requirements
Ensure that you have a clear understanding of the job requirements, specific skills and experience required to perform the role and/or any behavioral traits and qualities you want in your new employee. Be clear about these requirements in your advertising for the position, your interview questioning and job description. This will ensure a successful match between your wants and the new employees understanding of their role.
Motivate through job rotation and/or enlargement
Provide your employees with the opportunities to work across a number of different roles within your company. For example, offer your Administration Officer the opportunity to attend a seminar on sales and marketing. Job Rotation will increase employee motivation and may offer opportunities for internal promotion.
Create opportunities for employees to learn and grow
Have you thought about promoting from within but have found current employees lack the requisite skills and or experience to perform the new role? Consider offering training to current employees to meet any projected skills gaps. Link the future needs of your company with the career aspirations and goals of your current workforce.
Celebrate success and milestones reached
Aim to create an organisational culture that is open, sharing, trusting and fun. This will ensure that employees feel part of the overall operations and successes of the company. Aim to share information and ask for feedback and information on the strategic direction of the company.
Ensure job satisfaction
Sit with your employees as often as possible to ask questions about their work and take an interest in what they are doing. Ensuring overall workforce job satisfaction is important for retaining a strong motivated workforce and will minimize the costs associated with high turnover.