When executives talk about staffing, the conversation often centers around hiring the right people. However, retaining your best employees is equally important to building a strong, competitive company. If human resources executives are too concerned with procuring the best talent for open positions, company foot soldiers can feel neglected and taken for granted. The goal of effective staffing is not just to find excellent candidates, but to hold onto the dynamic team you've already built. Here are some ways your company can work to retain its best talent in 2015:
Raises and bonuses. This might be the most obvious, but it can't go unmentioned. If your company is growing, as many of our clients are, you might find room in your workforce budget to reward the greatest assets on your team. If that's not possible right now, laying out a blueprint for salary increases based on tenure or achievement can give employees reassurance that they're on their way to a more lucrative position.
Benefits. Employees may leave a company because their compensation package is more comprehensive at another firm. If those professionals have growing families or particular health needs, do your best to meet them within your financial limitations. Making the effort to improve your employees quality of life is the mark of a company worth working for.
Opportunity for promotion. It's never a good idea to guarantee promotions to your employees, but leaving a path for advancement in your company can motivate employees to work harder, and stick with your firm. Groom your employees as if someday, they might have your job.
At VAR Staffing, we have a proven record of matching exceptional companies with the best of the candidate marketplace. Contact us today to learn more about staffing services.