Technology has dramatically transformed the hiring process since early 2000. Thanks to tools such as video interviewing and interview scheduling software, you can now access a pool of candidates that live halfway around the world. Technology also helps hiring managers save time and money and streamlines the entire hiring process.
With unemployment rates still high and companies rushing to adapt to a tight technology-driven job market, hiring managers need to do everything possible to attract top talents. Top talents with essential and valuable skills give exceptional work output. As a manager, you need the following tips to help you attract and maintain the best talents and set you apart from the competition.
1. Allow Employees to Work Remotely
Remote working gained popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic and experts say it’s likely to persist post-Covid. Allowing your employees to work remotely can lead to high employee autonomy, save employees commuting time and costs, and increase productivity. Remote work enables you to engage with teams across the globe and put you ahead of your competition. Working remotely can also help embrace inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
Employees are looking for a modern and friendly working environment with flexible time and working conditions. With valued talent all over available to help you achieve your business goals, embracing remote work options can help attract a talent pool with no geographical limits. While employees also value a hybrid work model that offers some level of freedom and autonomy, some feel the hybrid work model is tiring as it is sometimes impossible to tell who is working on-site or remotely.
2. Encourage Flexibility
Flexibility can increase employee retention, employee loyalty, productivity, and engagement. You can achieve flexibility through collaboration, and working with remote teams can save your company money. Workplace collaboration means working together to achieve set goals, and it encompasses a range of meeting methods like face-to-face meetings, via telephone, or virtual conference.
Collaboration is more profound when you incorporate collaboration tools into your business operation. Collaboration tools such as virtual phone services provide enterprise-level communication solutions accessible by anyone and anywhere over the internet. But before implementing a virtual phone service, ask very important questions like how does a virtual phone service work and how will it help your team?
3. Foster a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion
Workplace diversity and inclusion is more than policies, headcounts, or programs. Fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion can put you ahead of your competitors, and such a culture respects the needs, perspectives, and potential of every team member. Diversity and inclusion deepen trust and lead to a commitment from your remote team.
To attract a diverse workforce, you may be required to re-evaluate your diversity and inclusion initiatives and actively seek areas that need improvement. A diverse and inclusive workplace makes everyone feel involved and supported in all areas, regardless of their origin. This will lead to revenue growth, prepare the team to innovate, high employee retention, and increase your ability to recruit a diverse talent pool.
4. Hire the Service of a Professional Employer Organization
A professional employer organization (PEO) offers the human resource expertise you could be looking for. PEOs can also provide advice or expertise into specific resourcing needs.
If you are still contemplating whether to hire the service of PEO, then you need to think about the benefits that come with it. PEO offers a smoother HR experience, saves you money and time, maintains payroll compliance, and helps you concentrate on what you love instead of worrying about payroll, benefits, and federal regulations.
Create a High-Performing Team
Expanding your team can increase your level of productivity. The higher the productivity, the more your business will make money. As you add more members to your team, make sure to build a team with complementary skills, trust, and a shared vision.
A high-performing team is unstoppable. As a leader, make your team a priority, get to know each member as much as possible, and determine how they are likely to contribute to the overall success of your business. Manage your team as a mentor so that they can view you as a thought leader and be authentic and vulnerable to them to build trust.