Are you struggling to attract high-quality candidates? Or maybe it is employee retention that is an issue within your company?
Either way, if you want to succeed in 2023 and beyond, you must be taking steps to attract high calibre candidates and retain high-performing employees.
Not sure where to start?
Within the below blog, you will learn five tried and tested techniques that promise to attract and retain employees in 2023.
Offer flexible working
In the last few years, flexible working has taken off in a big way. Employees have got a taste of working from home and they love it.
Therefore, if you want to be seen as an attractive option for high-quality candidates, you need to ensure you offer flexible working terms such as remote working or hybrid working.
Furthermore, you need to ensure that you do not micromanage your remote workers, as this can be detrimental to their performance and satisfaction at work.
Focus on employee wellbeing
With stress and burnout in the workforce being more prevalent than ever before, it has never been more critical for businesses to focus their efforts on employee wellbeing.
Whether you invest in wellness programs for your employees or you focus your efforts on offering a good work/life balance, there are so many different techniques that you can adopt to support your workforce and keep them physically and mentally strong.
It can also be beneficial to have a counsellor available for your employees to talk to if they struggle with a particular issue, either at home or work.
Offer learning and development opportunities
If your employees do not feel supported in their careers, then they are highly likely to look elsewhere for better career development opportunities.
No one wants to feel under appreciated or that they are stuck in the same role with no chance of promotion.
To prevent this from happening in your workplace, ensure that you support your employees in their personal development and offer relevant training programs to help them progress.
Reward and recognise
Suppose your employees are feeling undervalued at work due to a lack of recognition. In that case, their overall satisfaction levels are likely to be low and they are much more likely to start applying for jobs (probably with your competitors).
Recognition and rewards do not always need to be monetary, often a simple word of praise or public recognition of someone’s hard work is enough to keep them happy and to work to the best of their abilities.
Improve engagement levels
Would you say that your employees are engaged at work?
If not, then this could harm their productivity, and it can make them more likely to leave and go to work somewhere else.
Some of the most effective ways to improve employee engagement include offering challenging work projects, encouraging collaboration and providing regular feedback.