People are the centre of all activities and processes in a company. The words ‘Human Resources’ is all about managing the human or people as critical resources and assets of an organisation. In the run to become a profitable company and in the race to hire more employees we sometimes forget that we are dealing with people. People require lot of attention, care, understanding, patience, and support. And those who are able to give these to the employees become the best places to work for in the world.
Ironically very few employment agencies or HR departments in the company can handle people resources well. Therefore there are just few good employer brands and best places to work for in an industry and just a handful of trustworthy employment companies that add real value to your work. Make sure you find the right partner in hiring. Remember the crux of the matter is in people management.
A good employee is the first step to a good employee experience
How does one create a wonderful employee experience? It begins with hiring the right person with a healthy and positive attitude. While possessing the right skill and knowledge is extremely important for a job position, a positive attitude takes precedence over skill. A good employee with a healthy mind and attitude can help you uplift the mood in the office. A solutions’ mindsetnot a problem’ one is what everyone looks for when discussing a business issue. Look for hiring people who like to come to work with a smile and not a frown. Afterall he is going to be your brand ambassador and you better have a smiling one!
Let the communication flow
You must have often asked this question to an applicant – How well can you work with others? The answer lies in how well do you allow them to interact with the team members and senior mentors. Interaction is the key to creating a pleasant workplace. Positive group discussions, sharing of ideas, appreciating new thoughts and collaboration are the key to making your workplace happy.
Give your employees an environment to speak up, meet and open up about what he thinks can be improved in the office or with customer or in business. Talking is extremely important.Make sure your employment agency understands this and gets you a candidate that fits your company culture.
Creating a sustainable career progression
Why has a candidate joined your company? First and foremost is his financial needs. A good career progression will take care of that. Clear career path design is at the core of creating a wonderful employee experience. Make sure you have well defined career roles for each applicant. Employment agencies mostly just share a shabbily written email with job applicants that do not clearly convey what is required of him. This does not give him the confidence to apply for the job post. Well defined KRAs give the employees the confidence that the employer knows what is required and he will be judged fairly on his performance. So do focus on career strategies to engage and employ the employees for longer.
Focus on employee health and wellness
This may sound a huge responsibility in the first go. But think about it. An employee spends maximum amount of time in your office slogging to achieve the company targets. Is it not the duty of the company to ensure he is comfortable physically and mentally. Whether it is good ergonomic practices, a gym to enable workout, a break to meditate or regular health check ups; you have to take care of your employees in more than one way. A healthy employee ensure a healthy workplace which in turn ensures a healthy business.
Counselling is the cure
Financial counselling, wellness counselling, career counselling etc are different ways you can ensure your employee issues are addressed well. Lot of the issues like financial difficulties, career issues, health issues cause stress in employees. The stress becomes the cause of multiple ailments physically and mentally. Talk it out with your employees on what is bother him or her.
While it is important to have the above programmes and process in your organisation it is also important to communicate them to your prospective employees so that your company is perceived as an employer of choice in the market by aspiring job applicants.
Make sure employment agencies you work with understand your processes and employee benefits well. They should find out innovative ways to convey these to the prospects. A good employment agency will have a focused approach to not just hiring but creating an employer brand for you. This requires not just dedicated team efforts but also understanding of latest technologies, social media trends, competition awareness etc. Your employment agency should know the pulse of the market and advise you on what is trending and what is not.
At Collabera we are not just another employment agency. We source the best talent for you. We work as your partner in becoming the employer of choice. We take care of fundamentals of hiring like reaching out to candidates, negotiating salary rates, setting career expectations, checking skill-sets and other hiring complexities. Besides these, we strive to become a collaborator who can advise you on strategic HR solutions and keep you ahead of your competitors.
Collabera has a highly dedicated, qualified and trained team of professionals who thoroughly understand various technologies and the needs of the clients. Our strength lies in identifying candidates with ideal blend of technical skills and relevant experience. Our years of experience and unmatched quality centric approach, can become your competitive advantage and help you realise your full business potential.
Collabera is one of the best global staffing companies. It has more than 25 years of experience in supporting small, medium, and enterprise clients including Fortune 500 clients. Collabera has the team of experts who know everything about hiring candidates along with exposure to hiring and placing candidates in various geographies and skills. Be it technical or functional, Collabera ensures that the job seeker gets the perfect company in the least possible time and in the most efficient manner.