Having a position to fill can be overwhelming and time sensitive. It is very easy to focus on the short term outcome when you are scrambling to find a replacement. However, thinking about right now instead of the right fit can result in bigger problems down the road.
Being mindful of long term outcomes can help reduce employee turnover. Some strategies your company can follow to help with hiring retention include:
Evaluate the longevity of past employment. Does the individual have a track record as a job hopper? Does their past work experience demonstrate their motivation to stay within a company? These are important questions to seek answers to.
Evaluate the company culture. Determine what type of personality characteristics you desire in an employee. Skills are great but if their attitude and personality don’t fit, it won’t work in the long run.
Be transparent. Don’t oversell the position. Be upfront about the challenges the person in that position will face. Don’t leave out the unappealing factors because if it is a deal breaker now it will most likely be a deal breaker in the long run.
Work with a staffing agency. Hiring an agency for your staffing solutions will help alleviate the sense of urgency to fill a position. This will provide your company the ability to focus on other priorities rather than recruiting, screening and interviewing.
Labor Systems as Your Professional Staffing Solutions
Trying to find long term employees requires both a time and monetary investment. A professional staffing agency’s reputation is based on the type of employees that they send to your company after a staffing request. Here at Labor Systems, we are equipped and experienced to help you find the right people for temporary, temp-to-hire or permanent placement positions. To ensure your company finds top talent, fill out a staffing request or visit a Labor Systems location closest to you!