How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

July 9, 2020 | All in the family Alaina Riley, Marketing & Wellness Coordinator, Focus OneSource,

Employees are the building blocks of any successful business. Your team is a direct reflection of your business and plays an important role in your business culture. Finding the perfect candidates is only half the battle—the tricky part is attracting and retaining top talent.

Increase the odds of retaining top employees by taking your employee retention strategy to the next level. Keep these tips in mind when improving your strategy.

Keep Culture in Mind

When hiring a new employee, assess their ability to effectively fill the position. Consider how their personality will add to the culture you’ve created. Look for employees who will mesh well with the team and company environment.

Encourage and Promote Professional Development

You don’t need a huge budget to help your employees advance. Promote free seminars and networking events to your employees. Encourage your team to continue advancing themselves professionally. Offer time to attend webinars, conferences or to complete online courses.

Give Employees the Option of Flexibility

Businesses that stick to a strict nine to five tend to have lower employee retention. Consider allowing employees flexibility to set their schedule—within reason. Of course, employees are expected to complete projects, meet deadlines and maintain job responsibilities. Flexibility can add to a strong company culture and may lead to higher employee job satisfaction.

Offer a Rich Suite of Benefits

Most people would agree that benefits are very important when considering a new job. The benefit package is the first glimpse candidates see into the business. A strong benefit offering may help your business stand out in the job market, attract qualified candidates and retain your top talent.

Focus on Your Team

Promote company-sponsored activities that encourage employees to communicate, work through problems and get to know one another outside of work.

If you’re going to talk the talk, then you better walk the walk. Business owners who lead by example are more likely to benefit from their retention efforts. Taking time and energy to improve the employee experience can help any business attract and retain top talent to their business.