Businesses in nearly every industry are experiencing issues is one key area right now: labor. Attracting quality applicants, onboarding new employees, and retaining team members have all been concerns held by business owners as a result of the pandemic.
Better Business Bureau is here to help. We put together a quick list of pro-tips we’ve gathered from the experts – your peers:
- Incorporate Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) principles into your business and hiring practices.
- Prioritize job candidates who possess strong soft skills, like communication, time management, and self-discipline, over technical experience.
- Elevate your onboarding experience to better introduce new employees to the team.
- Promote employee benefits that make your workplace great, including any work-life balance initiatives or continuing education opportunities. Check out BBB’s video for an example.
- Refine your company’s culture so it can better empower (and keep) employees, boost productivity and lower recruitment costs.
- Consider casting a wider net by hiring remote employees from across the country.
- Develop an employee referral program. Who knows your company better than your own team? Encourage your current employees to recruit new hires.
- Use your $200 Indeed job ad credit for BBB Accredited Businesses.
Bonus Tip: Show off your BBB Accreditation. Employees want to work for an ethical and trustworthy company. Adding the BBB Accreditation Seal to your website and promoting it on job postings connects your company with the right candidates.
Not accredited? Apply now to start building your reputation with customers.