People use the word “diversity” all the time, but what does that really mean to an organization? Well, it could mean a lot of things. It could mean better decision making, greater ability to innovate, capitalizing on the strengths of all employees, or just having the advantage of gaining a different perspective. Diversity means you have opened your organization up to a huge opportunity that goes beyond your expectations. Organizations that increase their diverse workforce tend to perform better financially, and it increases retention. Now, how is that for piquing your interest? If you are wondering how that can be, let me break it down for you.
I am sure you are familiar with and have heard, “So-and-so is not a good fit so we let them go.” Or the classic “That candidate isn’t a good fit for our organization.” Either way, that leads us down the path of examining who actually is a good fit. How do we define what that means to us? When it comes to defining what that means, the term “good fit” means the employee is the right person for the job because they can integrate with the overall organizational culture of the company and can help drive performance in their individual role. So, to help reduce your sleepless nights of trying to determine who is the “right fit”, let me give you a simple “To Do” list to ensure you have the “right fit”:
As an avid NFL fan, it’s hard not to get excited about Draft Day; especially when you’re a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan! I know, I know…I’ve heard it all when it comes to the Browns and like you, I have suffered through many years of horrendous seasons watching every single abysmal game. Usually I end up praying the season would be over with already so we can move on and start over. The infamous “There’s always next year” starts sinking in, right? We know there’s just no hope for this team.
But then, out of all this suffering we just went through there’s always the one exciting thing that most Browns fans look forward to…Draft Day. Hope is restored because when it comes to Draft Day, it’s OUR SUPER BOWL! Even though it’s not the Super Bowl we’ve been waiting our entire lives to be a part of, I still get over-excited about it!
Just like the golden rule says, “Treat others how you want to be treated”. Employee retention is really just that simple. What you give is what you get back in return. Bottom line: you have to value your employees. To value your employees means that you hold them with the highest regard and you see and respect their worth. Employees also excel and do their very best when they know their employer is in full support of helping them attain their goals and dreams. As a result, they will be in full support of your vision and values as an organization which creates a win/win. These 6 steps will help you hang on to the people that help keep your lights on and your company doors open.
When a business has fewer top talent employees than its competition, it will find it difficult to perform at a higher level. Thus, it becomes important for companies to attract and retain the best talent possible to remain competitive in today’s market.
The process in which organizations find talent for their open positions can be simple, right? Well not exactly. If it was that simple all organizations would do it and be successful at it. Well, these six steps are designed to help make your recruiting process more effective.