No matter how you choose to manage your company, the operation and success of it comes down to one thing: signature people completing exceptional work.

While there are a ton of well-qualified and talented individuals looking for jobs in several different sectors, it can be rather tough to attract them to your company and keep them for the long haul. But, if you follow a few key steps, you can both attract and retain some of the best employees looking for a job with a company like yours.

To attract these employees, you can start by considering your management style. A lot of potential employees feel intimidated at the thought of an executive watching their every move in the office. If you switch your management style, you could ease some of the stress related to an employee’s reservations about the job or company.

But, if you don’t want to change your management style, you could simply get into the habit of rewarding the employees that meet your expectations. You can go over the information on the rewards system during your interview with the potential employee. The reward for amazing work could be extra vacation days, out-of-state trips for conferences, and so on. You can choose a reward or even poll your current pool of employees to see what reward would most motivate them to create exceptional work.

Another great way to attract and keep your employees is to be understanding and flexible when it comes to work and work hours. While you still should stress the importance of completing fantastic work on a deadline, you should offer some flexibility when it comes to things like child care arrangements, sick days, and other issues that may arise. Employees want to know that they won’t have to choose between their personal and work life.

To retain your talent, you should consider attending a number of staff development workshops and conferences. Not only will this give your employees a chance to get out of the office, but it will also help them develop their skills and put them to use to better your company. You can find a number of conferences and workshops with a simple search online.

Lastly, one of the best things you can do to keep and even attract employees is creating a close-knit feeling of community among your staff. When someone feels welcome, it can provide for a much healthier work environment and can lead to fewer interpersonal issues around the office. This not only can provide mental and emotional stability to each individual employee, but it can also help your staff as a whole focus on work instead of office drama.

Attracting this newest generation of talent is simple. No matter if it is using a different management style, offering rewards for good work, placing an importance on flexibility, or getting out of the office for staff development or staff team building, you can create a team of highly talented and professional individuals.

-Todd

Todd Ringleman

Todd Ringleman

Founder, CEO at RAY • ALLEN INC
Todd Ringleman is Founder and CEO of RAY • ALLEN INC. Under Todd’s leadership, RAY • ALLEN INC has grown from a disruptive idea into a leading partner in the IT Asset Management and Recurring Revenue market.
Todd Ringleman