It’s a strange time in the business world. With COVID restrictions easing, the pressure is on for employers to establish their re-opening plan. The past year spotlighted many issues directly influenced by the workplace—stability, mental and physical health, diversity, opportunity, etc. It has employees reflecting on their own lives and calls for employers to go beyond day-to-day operations and make significant changes.
A recent post by Smarp states more than a third of workers are actively and casually searching for a job, the result being a costly talent war across many industries. The Buyer team is here to offer a solution applicable to current employees and potential applicants that will ensure your organization’s continued success. The key: Proactive employee retention efforts.
Start by reviewing your Employer Brand.
Re-evaluating your Employer Brand is a foolproof way to establish what is/isn’t being communicated to candidates and current employees. It allows you to better promote unique company offerings and build upon areas in need of more—whether it be diversity initiatives, development opportunities, etc. A strong Employer Brand stays with employees beyond the onboarding process and encourages company loyalty.
Encourage company connection, starting from the top.
The Smarp post states that 69% of employees would work harder if they were better appreciated. This is significant insight for employers to reflect on the ways in which their leadership oversees, encourages and challenges employees. Make sure company leadership gives consistent feedback to employees and accept theirs in return. Words of encouragement can be empowering and helpful to understand employee opinions.
Find flexibility where you can.
2020 saw an influx of remote work, and now many employees hope to continue. Remote hiring and the creation of hybrid work models show employees and future candidates that you value flexibility and can significantly expand your candidate pool.
Win the talent war with Buyer. With 50+ years of recruitment marketing experience, Buyer Talent Solutions is ready to leverage our resources and industry knowledge to meet your hiring goals. Contact us at info@BuyerAds.com to learn more about our customized recruitment solutions.