Retaining Employees In Today’s Business Environment
In order to be successful in today’s business environment, not only do you have to have a great idea, but equally as important is the people that will take your concept and implement it for you. Retaining employees and top talent is a must in order grow your business and bring it to the next level.
Here are 4 tips to consider to ensure your business is backed by the right people that will “got to bat” for you day in and day out.
Clarify Your Expectations
Before you even begin interviewing, be sure to know exactly what you’re looking for. By clearly understanding the characteristics you’re looking to find in an ideal applicant, the easier it will be to pass on or take that candidate to the next step.
Implement a Process
In order to be efficient and effective, come up with a hiring process and stick with it. This may include a number of different steps from in person interviews, personality reports, and/or skill tests. Make sure each candidate goes through the same hiring process and build in evaluations where each applicant is either green-lighted to the next step or thanked for their time and told they were not the right fit.
Remember the Basics
Many times big companies use applicant tracking systems in order to weed out candidates. While this practice is very universal, sometimes it makes sense to take a step back and manually screen every applicant. You might just find someone that would have been passed over that is exactly what you’re looking for.
The next time you are considering hiring a new employee, ask yourself if this person is good enough. If you can’t instinctually answer yes right away, then that person is probably not the right fit for your business. Remember, there are plenty of talented people out there looking for their next opportunity, don’t be afraid to pass on someone you’re not sure about even if you’re in immediate hiring need.
Most executives aim to deliver the finest customer service experience possible. In order to do this, you have to have the right people on board. This begins with your hiring process. Know your company, have set expectations in place and don’t waste time interviewing mediocre candidates when an exceptional new hire is right around the corner.