As a business owner, you may find yourself in a constant search for quality employees who will work hard to help meet the business’ big picture goals. The task may seem daunting, but there are things you can do to make your workplace more attractive to skilled job seekers. We’ve put together a few ideas to help get you started.
Create a Positive Atmosphere
Even though people work primarily to earn a living, they still want to feel like the time they spend at work is valuable. Many people take more pride in their jobs if they feel like a part of the team. Developing a friendly and positive work culture is essential for accomplishing this atmosphere. Always praise a job well done and take the time to get to know your employees on a more personal level so they feel like part of the work “family.”
Offer Desired Benefits
Most job seekers look for a job that offers health insurance and 401(k) options. But it helps to take it one step further and offer a competitive benefits package that would be hard for job seekers to turn down. This may include any combination of flexible hours, the option to telecommute when necessary, in-house childcare, free snacks in the break room, casual dress and anything else you wish to offer.
Allow Generous Time Off
Job seekers also look for jobs that offer a healthy amount of paid time off, which they can use for vacations, holidays, family time, moving or anything else. It’s standard to offer at least two weeks to first-year employees, with additional days added each year that employees stay. In addition to offering PTO, you should also encourage employees to use it. Many corporate cultures make employees feel uncomfortable or awkward when taking time off. Ensure that your employees know that using PTO is perfectly acceptable and expected.
Have questions about what employees really look for? Call Loftis & Wetzel Corporation at (580) 363-3434 for more information on Oklahoma City employee benefits.