How to Attract & Retain Top Talent

August 12, 2022 | Successful Succession: Considering the ESOP Audrey Faber, Human Resources Generalist, Focus OneSource,

Employees are a direct reflection of your business and there is no better feeling than finding the perfect candidate to fill a job opening – the tricky part can be attracting and retaining top talent to your business.

Keep these tips in mind when developing or improving your retention strategy.

  • Keep Culture in Mind When you are hiring a new employee, assess their skill level and ability to effectively fill the position. But, don’t forget to think about how their personality will add to the work culture you and your team have created.
  • Encourage and Promote Professional Development Research and promote free seminars and networking events to your employees. Encourage your team to continue advancing themselves professionally!
  • Give Employees the Option of Flexibility Consider allowing employees the flexibility to set their own schedule – within reason. Of course, employees are still expected to complete projects, meet deadlines and maintain job responsibilities. Allowing for some flexibility  takes the stress off employees and can create open communication and trust within your company.
  • Offer a Rich Suite of Benefits Nothing tells an employee that you truly care about them than taking care of their health and wellbeing. Not only does a strong benefit offering help your business stand out in the job market and attract qualified candidates, but it also helps retain the top talent you worked so hard to find.
  • Focus on Your Team Promote company-sponsored activities that encourage employees to communicate, work through problems together, and get to know one another outside of work. Team building activities help create a sense of unity and increased morale.

Attracting and retaining the best talent is a combination of various efforts. With these tips you can improve your employee-retention strategy and continue to build a strong company culture.