As a hiring manager and business owner, there are a few big things on your mind when you begin the hiring process. You’re focused on coming up with a great job description that attracts good candidates, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews and finding the right person to do the job.
But the hiring process doesn’t actually stop there. In fact, there’s a lot more to it once you’ve made an offer to a potential employee. It’s your job to make sure that new hires who join your team are set up for success so they can thrive at your company.
Here are a few tips to consider about your role in the hiring process and beyond for best results:
Tip #1: Be a Leader from Day One
Your job as a leader starts as soon as you begin the hiring process. From Day One, you need to present yourself as a leader. Applicants are interviewing you just as much as you’re interviewing them. They want to work for someone who’s confident and can help them succeed in their new role.
Once you bring on a new team member, you need to continue that leadership throughout initial training and beyond. Make sure your new employees have access to the right resources they need to do their jobs. If they need help with anything, let them know who to turn to and introduce them to the rest of the team early on.
Tip #2: Work on Retaining Your Employees
Employees don’t want to look for a new job every 2 years, so give them a role that makes them want to stay and work for your company. If you provide employees with great opportunities and a reason to get excited about what they do, they’ll love working for you in the long run.
So, how do you do that? Be an encouraging leader who inspires team members to do the best they can. When possible, give them opportunities to advance, grow and earn more. Keep an open dialogue and find out what your team needs to be happy in their respective roles. Showing that you care about their success and happiness goes a long way in reducing turnover.
Tip #3: Build a Positive Company Culture
As a leader, it’s your job to make sure your company culture is free of negativity and promotes your employees’ happiness. A toxic workplace will only lead to unmotivated employees who will find a job somewhere else as soon as an opportunity presents itself.
Thankfully, there are a lot of simple things you can do to build a positive company culture. You can promote goals, celebrate everyone’s wins, allow for some good humor, prioritize respect, be flexible and always stay open to feedback. Employees who know they are valued and who enjoy going to work are the hardest workers out there!
Reviewing applications and conducting interviews is only the beginning of the hiring process. To successfully hire and keep employees, you need to be a leader, plan for retention and build a positive company culture. This way, you’ll have happy employees who love doing their jobs. Want more insights on HR for your business? Head here now .
Barbara Mason is a career consultant that brings over 20 years Human Resources experience and has been in senior level roles for Fortune 500 companies. She is the owner and CEO of Career Pathways Consulting and her passion is helping career professionals stay, flow, or go in their career.
To learn more about working with her, visit www.careerpathwaysconsulting.com.