5 Smart Ways to Get Better Employees
By Allegiance Staffing
September 22, 2020
A challenge that all business owners and managers consistently face is finding good employees that last. Don’t beat yourself up about it if you need help finding ways to get better employees, as the staffing process is not simple. You have to rely on your instincts trying to find honest and trustworthy employees, not to mention filter through the spam and inexperienced people who respond to your job postings. There is also the question of whether or not they are going to fit well with the staff you already have, which can mostly only be determined with time.
So, are there specific ways you can get better employees on your team? We have a few tricks up our sleeve and we are happy to assist. After all, this is what we do at Allegiance Staffing! First, let’s start with what you can do, and then we’ll talk about how we can help.
Optimizing Your Staffing Process
If you’re going to go the “posting an ad online” route, there is actually more to it then throwing up a notification that you’re hiring. The actions of the hiring manager before and after hiring an employee can make a huge difference. Here are 5 examples of adjustments you can make that will ultimately provide you with a better, hard-working staff.
1. Make Sure Your Job Posting is Compelling
What do your current favorite employees like about working for you? Don’t hesitate to ask them. If you like them, you want to attract more people like them, and they will appreciate you asking for their opinion. There are a lot of job postings put up daily, and if you want a dependable person to respond, your offer needs to be attractive. Put some personality into it. Some additional simple tips are:
- Use between 700 and 1,200 words. Make it enough to provide adequate information, but not too long that it’s overwhelming.
- Include a detailed summary of the responsibilities and expectations of the job. People like to know what they’re walking into, if it’s something they will be good at, and will enjoy doing at the same time.
- Make sure the job title is clear. This will bring up the posting for those searching for that type of specific job. People also don’t like to have to dig around for that information.
2. Set Standards for What Exactly You’re Looking For
Always check the person’s resume. If the respondent does not include one in their response, that is not a good sign, especially if you asked for it in the job posting.
Also, make a list of what you are looking to find on the person’s resume and what are red flags. This will help you to look through responses quicker and make your “yes” and “no” piles.
3. Ask Internally
Let your dependable employees know you’re looking for people to fill a certain position and ask them if they know anyone who would be a good fit. Those employees usually will not give you a recommendation unless they feel strongly that that person will also be dependable. This is because their job is important to them, and they want to continue to do right by you. Additionally, they will have to work with this person, so they won’t recommend just any Jack or Jennifer to you.
4. Use Social Media
Social media can be used to find talent these days. People are constantly poking around and looking for information on social platforms, so it’s essential that you’re making use of social platforms to attract job candidates and make your company look like a good place to work!
The people that follow you on your social platforms are the types that appreciate your service, and they may be or know someone who is interested in working in your industry. So, post your ads there, too! Also, remember that those who read your job listings in other locations will search for you, so make sure your social media represents you in the best light possible.
5. Collect Potential Employee Information Even When Not Hiring
If you have people coming in looking for a job, but you aren’t currently hiring, don’t be so quick to turn them away. You never know, someone could quit tomorrow. Or, this person could have a lot of experience and be your next number one manager. Ask them for their resume and contact information and look it over so you know their potential. Having this back-up collection of resumes will provide you with options to go to when the time comes that you need new dependable people.
How Staffing Agencies Can Help
At Allegiance Staffing, we save you the time and headaches of looking through resumes and searching for the right fit through our temporary staffing solution for businesses across industries. We also handle background checks and do assessments to ensure that a talent’s individuals skills and personality fit with your company’s needs and culture. We have been doing this for more than 20 years and continue to be named Best of Staffing for Client Satisfaction!
Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help you find ways to get better employees on your team.