People are a company’s greatest resource ... not the product a business creates, the membership it drives, or the apps it produces. The people who keep the machine running are the most critical asset of an organization. People are your company’s walking reputation.
The employment data that WunderLand has at its fingertips shows that it takes 64 days on average to open up a requisition and have your dream candidate start the job. That is over two months of sifting through resumes, conducting interviews, executing background checks, and too many tours of the office cafeteria. We all know it’d be much easier to keep the folks we have engaged, happy, and employed than to start the 64 day cycle.
There are two main reasons people share with me, time and again, as to why they leave a job: not being heard, and not feeling valued. So, what are some things you as a hiring manager can do to keep your employees happy?
It’s hard to stop in the moment and give your employees the attention they may need—you are pulled in so many competing directions that taking a moment to connect can seem like a moment wasted. You hired these folks because you know they are the best ones out there—as good as they may be, they don’t always know they’re on the right track. Take a moment to tell them they’re doing a great job. Be proactive to keep your office positive, trusting, and open.
Today’s job market is ripe for the picking—create an environment of value so your star folks stay with you. It’s as easy as stopping to listen.
How you treat folks who are interviewing for your positions is another way you can set the tone for your business’ reputation…watch for those tips in a future article.
WunderLand is always here to help you navigate the hiring process and to find ways to curate the right team. Contact us today to learn more!