Looking for a job invokes all of us with some kind of emotion; some good, some full of trepidation, and some downright indifferent at the possibility of working in a new environment. We look at how the postings are worded, how we are treated in the interview process, the amount of paperwork to fill out, and how much we are being offered in salary or hourly wages. These feelings that we have during this process defines our first impression of the company.
1. What is your workplace culture? While building your Qrew, you should take a look at how people perceive you and your team. If you are constantly having to fill team members on your Qrew, than taking inventory of “why” you have to replace them is VERY important. How does your team respond to the tasks that need to be performed? How are those tasks delivered? Place yourself in your Qrew’s shoes and think about why you would want to work for your organization. Your business is a brand, and who is influencing your brand positively or negatively in your workplace? This is usually the first step in retaining quality people.
2. Do you need a change in leadership? After reviewing your workplace culture and who is influencing your brand, the natural progression is looking to your leaders/ supervisors. Are they relaying the information that your staff needs in an effective way? Do they help you attract talented people? If you are constantly backfilling positions, usually leadership is affecting that change and maybe changing that leadership will help you keep a consistent Qrew.
3. How are you recruiting talent? Finding the right people for the job is a challenge. We all know this, that is why there are so many different recruiting companies, blogs, and websites dedicated to helping you find the best person for the job. Sometimes, however, we look for a round peg to fit into a square hole. Meeting with your leadership in the specific departments or groups that you are looking for team members in for traits and skills that will meet the needs of the overall job is paramount to finding the best people for the job. Look to the best of your teams and replicate them as much as possible.
4. Get Social. Chances are, that you may know somebody within your social circle that has a recommendation that will fit the needs of your staffing concerns. Check on social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, or our uQrew app to find people that have worked with your targeting future employees and get their opinions or ratings. People that know you, will also know others that may get along with you.
5. Be yourself. The recruiting process is directly influenced on you and your ideals. If you want people that you can get along with and will work hard for you, then do not be something that you are not. People can spot somebody that is not true to themselves fairly quickly. Training new staff can cost your business a lot of money, so build a Qrew that can stick together and you will be rewarded.
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