Attract top talent to your company

Use the tips below to not only attract but retain top talent in your business


Hiring good employees can increase your company’s chances of growth and success, giving you a competitive edge. But attracting and retaining them can be a challenge. CIO lists the common reasons employees leave, which include bad company culture and not having room to advance and grow. Getting the best talent will often require new practices, particularly those that will result in low employee turnover and high motivation among employees. Here are a few ways you can attract and retain your top talents:

Introduce inclusive corporate hospitality

The effort to initiate bonding time among employees is appreciated. However, in our Make Corporate Hospitality More Female Friendly’ post we noted how corporate hospitality events are often male-dominated. ‘Many are centered around sporting activities and events… dinners with start times of 7.30 p.m are commonplace.’ Women who want to advance in their careers, but also have responsibilities with their own families, find it much harder to commit to late dinner schedules. And many don’t want to go to male-centered events they’re not interested in. Consider asking for your employees’ opinions on what event everyone can enjoy, such as holding a company BBQ, going to the spa, having a cocktail making class, or even just having lunch or earlier dinner.

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Focus on sustainability

Millennials and Generation Z are more interested in sustainability compared to older generations. And with most employees coming from these generations, companies should make an effort to have a culture of sustainability in order to appeal to them. Verizon Connect emphasises how there are many ways to reduce your company’s carbon footprint, with small improvements often leading to big results. This can be done by committing to reducing paper usage to requiring company vehicles to turn off their engines when stationary. These small changes can make a world of difference to a candidate looking to join a sustainable company.

Good work-life balance

Having a work-life balance is a mark of a good company culture, as it reduces stress and prevents burnout. This results in a happier and more productive workforce. Forbes explains how the idea of work-life balance has changed for every generation. But this doesn’t mean that what works for one millennial will work for other millennials, or will not work for a Gen X-er. A good work-life balance will be a bit different for everyone, and the best way to help an employee achieve this is having a flexible work environment that gives them more control on how, and even where, they work. A work-life balance also includes being in a healthy and happy work environment that has comfortable office conditions and opportunities for social connection and professional growth.

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Involve employees in recruitment

Chances are you already have great employees. And the good news is that these happy employees will want to make referrals due to how much they enjoy the company. This actually reduces the time and cost of regular hiring through job boards and career sites. Referrals also increase employee retention rates and improve the quality of hires, since your employees will be referring those that they know will be the best fit for your company. Another way to involve your employees in recruitment is hiring from within. Insights for Professionals list the benefits of doing this, and it includes offering opportunities for your employees to advance in their careers. It raises morale and increases retention since employees know that they can progress in your company. The risk for the employer is also lower as well since you are already familiar with your candidate.

Implementing new strategies and practices may take time, but it will be worth it in the long run. Not only will you be attracting top talents with high potential, you will also be setting them up to make the best use of their talents.


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Content intended only for the use of By Sloan Edwards

Staff Writer: Career Contributor
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