Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at ways to improve individual productivity and increase levels of employee engagement in order to create high-performing, successful teams.
However, before businesses can have high-performing teams, they first have to put the right teams together, and building your own dream team doesn’t happen overnight. Finding and attracting the right people, for the right roles takes time, energy, and effort.
In certain industries, the top talent is always highly sought after making it even harder for businesses, not only to attract the best talent but also to retain it.
Not every company in the world can be a Google or an Apple. These two behemoths of the tech world can cherry-pick the best talent. While your business might not carry the clout of a big name, it is still easier than you might think to create a compelling proposition for your potential and current employees.
Here’s the best place to start:
Have a positive environment
To attract and retain the best people, you have to create an environment where people can enjoy work. This culture has to underpin all the work you do. Enjoying work shouldn’t just be an aim, it should be something every employee does every day. It’s from here where cultures grow to nourish the best performing teams.
Whether is table tennis tournaments, Sweet Fridays, or weekly breakfasts (some of the things we do at Quinyx), you need to find what works for your company and your employees. Go the extra mile to make your employees feel valued, respected, and wanted. While regular away days or kick-off days are great, remember that creating a positive environment isn’t just about what you do but also how you act while at work.
Listen to people if they have good ideas and don’t be afraid to act upon them. Treat people well, empower them and give them everything they need to grow and develop. Start here, and you’ll soon be the envy of your competition.
Have a strong reputation
Turn your company into a place where people want to work. The best reputations are developed by having successful teams, a great product, and strong leadership. Build your reputation by delivering a 5-star experience to your customers but also your employees. Strong reputations are built by what you do and by what people say about you. Do great things and make it easy for people to want to talk about you.
Talented employees crave opportunity. They want to be able to grow, develop and learn as well as perform to high standards. Give them this opportunity and help them understand where they can develop. Good salaries and a competitive benefits package are a given, all the top companies will offer this. Show employees the unique opportunities you can give them to develop and thrive at your company.
At Quinyx we have an increasingly international workforce and we know different cultures can sometimes work in different ways. The same is true of different individuals. Some people work better early in the morning, others late in the evening. Just like we optimize our time, optimizing when we work is one of the secrets to boosting productivity. The foundations of this are in finding a ‘work-life blend’ where what people do outside of work is as important as what they do inside of it.
Have inspiring leaders
A good leader inspires people. Whether it’s in business, sports, or politics, great leaders instill a desire in others to be better, perform better, and exceed their own expectations. Have a leadership team who can do this and allow them to inspire others through their leadership.
It's time to learn how to create a working environment and positive culture in your company where you can attract and retain talent. Our annual State of the Deskless Workforce report has found that 48 % considered quitting their job in the past year, and 70 % believe there are a lot of employment opportunities.