HR professionals are faced with many challenges—but there are a few roadblocks that seem to be constant in the ever-changing HR environment.
Finding great employees has become a major challenge for companies today, but by offering attractive benefits packages and remote work policies, you can create a compelling workplace that draws the right talent. With a new generation of employees seeking a balance between work and family, flexible work remains a top HR trend in 2023. To improve your recruitment strategies, start by offering it with included details in your job postings.
Another impactful way to improve your recruitment and talent acquisition strategy is to list pay ranges in your job advertisements. In fact, many organizations today are reaping the benefits of doing so. According to new data by SHRM Research, about 70% of businesses that list a range of pay in job advertisements said it led to more people applying for their jobs, and 66% discovered that it increased applicant quality.
Organizational culture is the key to engaging with current and potential employees and customers. It serves as the foundation of your company’s mission, vision, values, leadership and employee expectations, and structured performance management. To attract and retain top talent and engage with customers, make sure that your company’s culture is also showcased in job postings by highlighting the best qualities of your brand.
Retention has become a heightened issue for HR professionals. There are many factors that come into play, but a Harvard study found that offering competitive salaries based on your employees’ skills and experience is one of the best ways to increase retention. The study says that when people are paid more than they initially expected, they put in more effort, are more productive, and are more likely to stay long-term.
Recognition gives your employees fuel and motivation to continue to give it their all for your business. A few ideas to acknowledge employees in the workplace include:
- Sharing positive feedback regularly via email, in-person, or on your company’s communication channel
- Offering monthly and quarterly awards
- Giving shout-outs at big company meetings
- Hosting a catered meal for your company as a generous gesture
- Handing out free company swag
Employees repeatedly say that poor leadership is their primary reason for leaving jobs. That’s why investing in it is no longer an option—it’s a necessity. By developing future and existing leaders, you’re better equipped to handle growth, maintain employee retention, and increase employee morale. While the costs of providing this kind of training may seem like a major barrier, the returns are undeniable. Employees will appreciate being given more opportunities to take an active role in their work, and nurturing their growth as leaders helps ensure the future success for your organization.
Studies show that highly engaged employees are 87% less likely to look for another job.
At AAIM Employers’ Association, we can help you overcome your biggest human resource challenges with our wide range of HR services:
Finding top talent is easy with our recruitment and talent acquisition solutions with AAIMTrack, an applicant tracking system that provides you with custom recruiting solutions to maintain a healthy pipeline of candidates. AAIMTrack allows you to customize job postings to ensure every applicant fits the bill. AAIM’s applicant tracking system is also essential in showcasing your brand to potential employees, making them aware of your culture and benefits so you can improve your recruitment efforts.
We can help you retain valuable employees with our compensation benchmarking surveys. We’re partnered with other U.S.-based employer associations to collect compensation data on a national, regional, and local level. Once the data is gathered, we send you a detailed report to help develop a compensation strategy that aligns your company’s base salaries with other businesses in your industry and geographical location.
AAIM trains 15,000+ people annually to help organizations invest in their people—and improve their business results. We offer workplace training courses that cover a wide range of topics, from safety and sales to leadership development. Whether you’re looking for management training for a new team lead or an experienced supervisor who wants to take on new challenges and level up in their career, our leadership development courses are scaled to fit the needs of your organization and employees.
AAIM can help your small business create a strong organizational culture with our HR consulting services. We’re partnered with a network of experts that can take on any task and complete projects using HR best practices. Whether you need your internal team to help you improve your organization’s culture or need assistance from one of our top consultants, we have you covered. Our flexible HR support services model allows you to utilize one of us for as little or as long as you need them. Contact us today to learn more about how we can lead or support your organization’s culture project.