You have no doubt heard about companies that are so highly sought after by employees that even the slightest hint of a vacancy will have them applying in droves. This is generally due to members of the workforce being top performers and therefore retained by the company in question.
Of course, it is not all the choice of the employer as to whether or not an employee leaves their place of work. However, these employees do not want to leave such a company and instead stay put until they retire.
Undoubtedly, you would like your company to also be this kind of ‘employee magnet’; there is a lot to be said for being able to select the cream of the crop and be able to keep them to yourself rather than see them leave you to benefit your competitor’s bottom line.
Here Are Three Prime Steps To Attract High-Quality Employees To Your Business
1. Be generous with your start-up package
This does not necessarily mean you need to offer them a groundbreaking salary from day one or even a company car. However, introducing them to a mentor or work buddy who will hold their hand until they get used to working at your company, as well as being able to translate your company’s corporate lingo, can make a newbie settle in and feel like they belong far quicker than just being dumped in a role and left to sink or swim.
2. Show your high-quality employees their worth from day one
You must make your newbie feel welcome, important, and part of the team from day one. You can do this initially by providing them with a welcome pack that will consist of everything that they need to perform their new role.
Although you may think that you already do this, you could make it a more personal gift to your newbie by having their name embellished or printed on each item. You could then carry this forward throughout their career with your company by presenting them with employee appreciation gifts for their work anniversaries, their birthday, as well as any other seasonal gifting you feel would be appropriate.
3. Offer them the chance to progress in their chosen career
Promotion within a company can be a highly advantageous carrot for some employees, although others may be far happier becoming experts at their current level. Those that seek to better their career expectations could very well leave your company in search of their desired role among your competitors.
However, if you offer your high-quality employees the possibility of not only being able to achieve the hefty heights that they want but also the means by education, qualification, and experience, they are more likely to stick with you.
To have high-quality employees that work hard, put in extra hours, take little to no sick time, and are constantly putting your business first, it should come as no surprise that you are going to have to go out of your way to provide an excellent working environment.
Encouraging your employees to grow via both qualifications and experience is only part of the package. You are also going to have to reward them for their loyalty and be sure they feel valued as well as a part of your team from day one.
Although offering a huge salary will get many people interested, it doesn’t figure that they will be the best for the job or that they will hang around after the initial period. However, supporting them as they settle in could bring far better results.