You might have a great business idea or a product that people want to buy- but for your business to continue to grow and succeed you need the right people on board.
Staff that is hardworking, motivated and genuinely want the company to do well. Employees who care about their work, and that do a fantastic job so that overall the business works like a finely tuned machine.
But getting the right people in isn’t as easy as it sounds. Here are some things to bear in mind.
Go Through a Careful Recruitment and Interview Process
A careful recruitment and interview process will weed out the candidates you don’t want and find the ones that you do. Take a look into their work experience, education and training each has done.
Maybe you want someone who has specific experience, or perhaps you’re looking for a certain kind of person that you can train and mold.
Obtain references and follow these up, and make it clear what the position entails. Don’t dress the job up as something it’s not or it could lead to people leaving where it’s not what they thought.
Getting this stage right means you get the right person or people for each job. You don’t experience a high staff turnover- which saves you on further training, recruitment and interview costs.
Offer Good Employee Benefits
A competitive salary is a must, you can tailor this based on the employee’s skills and experience. But offer minimum wage and chances are you’ll get the minimum amount of effort put in too.
On top of this you could offer benefits that make your worker’s job easier- do they need a laptop, smartphone or other technology?
Maybe they travel for meetings and to give presentations, in this case, a company car could be useful. Medical, dental, disability and retirement plans also make your business an attractive place to work.
Good employee benefits will make staff feel appreciated and again will reduce turnover rate.
Be Up To Date on The Law
Making sure that your business follows the law will prevent tribunals, the possibility of being sued and ensure that your employees are being properly looked after.
You could attend a safety conference to ensure that the right health and safety procedures are being correctly implemented in the workplace.
HR (human resources) laws cover things liking hiring and firing, recruitment, workplace bullying and much more.
You could outsource this to a specialist company to make life easier since things are changing and evolving all the time.
It means you don’t have to keep tabs on the law and can leave it in the hands of a company who knows exactly what they’re doing.
Set Up a Good Office Space
Since this is the place where your employees will be spending most of their time (and a large portion of their life!), it should never be an afterthought.
Make sure it’s clean, nicely decorated with plenty of natural light.
Positioning desks near windows will help to make the most of this- natural light has been proven to be a mood booster so is an easy way to keep workers happier.
Add some living plants, again these have been shown to boost mood as well as productivity. Desks and chairs should be ergonomically designed, and technology should be fast and up to date.