Many tech firms value transparency and open dialog with employees as it pertains to staffing objectives. Whether your company relies on staffing firms or has a strong record of hiring from within, January can be an effective time to bring your team up to speed on the goals, changes and additions they can expect in the coming year. In addition to presenting the agenda for company projects in 2015, business leaders can also express broad strategic goals for workforce expansion.
This week, the news cycle will be dominated by dissections and interpretations of the president's State of the Union address. Like the federal government's annual tradition, a yearly check-in with employees can ensure that workers in every department begin on the same page. Here are some things that are worth announcing to prime your staff for the new year:
New positions. If you intend to grow your company by creating new jobs, outline the roles and what you hope they will bring to your firm's overall productivity. Be transparent about the hiring methods you intend to utilize, but avoid speculation before decisions have been made.
Entrances and exits. An annual presentation is the perfect time to thank departing staff for their contributions, while welcoming new team members to their posts.
Consolidations and restructuring. 2014 might have illuminated lapses in efficiency that company leadership hopes to address. Whether you intend to merge departments, eliminate unnecessary distinctions or simply re-title existing positions, announcing those formally makes a stronger impression than burying the news in a late-afternoon Friday email.
Most of all, a State of the Company presentation can reassure your employees that despite the shifts and changes your company faces in the new year, they've been thoughtfully considered for the good of the firm. At VAR Staffing, we specialize in matching companies with excellent talent from the candidate marketplace, and can support your firm through staffing transitions.