Whether you have an established sales team in place or are a small business getting ready to bring in your first salesperson, you already know that your new hire can make a huge difference to your bottom line. First, don’t expect this to be easy. Today’s employee pool is ever-shrinking and
With the national unemployment rate at 4.1% (February 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), it would not be surprising for you to be challenged when you need to hire. Because there is so much competition to get the best talent, you have to pay more attention to the employer-employee relationship and the generational shift that is taking place. As the Boomers are retiring, they are taking a lot of tribal knowledge with them.
You probably already know that job seekers are checking you out almost as thoroughly as you are checking them out. With sites like www.indeed.com and www.glassdoor.com it is now easy for anyone to find out more about what it is like to work in your company. Unfortunately, it is very easy for disgruntled employees
If you work for a company that uses fear or intimidation to motivate employees…you know the importance of this question! Before you answer it, there are some things to observe:
Is it the company culture overall?
Is it specific people in authority or from the top?
Are all the employees in on it?
Does your company routinely find reasons to avoid hiring older workers? There is a long list of reasons managers who hire have for this bias that makes them reject older candidates.
Who doesn’t want to save time at work? Whether it is to get more done, to leave the office at a reasonable time or just reduce your stress to make deadlines, efficient use of time is key. First, taking the time to plan will keep you from wandering between tasks or getting stuck way too long in one area. Planning your day first thing in the morning is good, but a plan made at the end of the day for the next morning
If your company has peaks in business during certain times of the year, you probably have challenges with hiring extra help as you gear up for your busy season. Whether it is due to holiday shoppers, seasonal recreational activity or just your busy time, it’s something you plan for. Since it is typically predictable, don’t hire in haste
If you have an old school attitude about the relationship between employer and employee, you may think that your staff just needs to come to work, do their job and earn their paycheck. You may expect loyalty, hard work, and adaptability to just happen – after all, you pay for it…right? Would you be surprised to know that according to the Gallup Poll, 51% of the U.S. workforce is not fully engaged
Even if your company has a great organizational chart full of talent, a well thought out workflow matrix and policies that are supposedly set in stone – there will always be some office politics going on. In today’s competitive workplace, most people are strategizing on how to gain some advantage, be noticed, promoted and enhance their chance of success within the company and on through to their next employment destination.
More and more companies are recognizing the necessity of attracting and retaining highly innovative employees in order to create a work culture that competes and performs well in their industry. However, recruiting and keeping these types of employees can be very difficult if your company does not foster the right work environment for these highly prized candidates.