5 ways to become a company people want to work for

5 ways to become a company people want to work for

5 ways to become a company people want to work for

Hiring for these jobs is on the rise in 2021
Creating a strong culture is key to becoming a world-class workplace. 

Here are five ways in which your company can be one in which everyone wants to work: 

1. Invest in your employee’s development and well-being.

Don’t just say that you care about your employees; prove it by investing in them, and today that also includes investing in their mental health. Recent events have proved to be a traumatic time for most, including those who have been indirectly affected by job loss, health issues, or civil unrest.
Professional development for employees is just as important now as it has always been but doubling down on resources to help your employees care for themselves and their families —as well as being sensitive to those needs— is key. Your people will notice these investments and appreciate them.

2. Use hiring or re-onboarding as an opportunity to share your culture.

Whether you’re planning to welcome furloughed workers back or are fortunate enough to ramp up new recruitment again, impressions matter, so make sure that these employees hear the right messages about your culture from the outset. Consider scheduling virtual meetings to personally connect with each new hire and discuss the company culture. This can have a positive and lasting impact.

3. Prioritize companywide diversity and inclusion efforts.

Job seekers consider workplace diversity an important factor when considering employment opportunities. Consider diversity and inclusion training to not only foster greater understanding and teamwork, but to also ultimately drive greater innovation, creativity, and productivity.

Communicate clearly to employees about how your diversity and inclusion efforts play in your organization’s core values and its approach to work. Employees are laser-focused on what their leaders are saying and doing. You have their attention, so now is the time to recommit establishing an inclusive workplace culture as a key part of your company.

4. Create programs that reward and recognize the right behaviors.

Think about how you reward employees and whether those rewards are consistent with your cultural values. If they’re not consistent, change them. If you reward your employees on the basis of sales goals, this implies that your culture puts greater value on “how much” than on “how.” If that’s not the message you’re trying to send, you may need to adjust your compensation structure.

These goals can extend beyond key performance indicators and help assess how involved an employee is in contributing to a company’s culture, whether that means spearheading an internal committee or being involved in organizing team activities.

5. Highlight workplace safety and security.

These efforts need to be more front-and-center because of Covid-19. Once we start returning to work, feeling safe and secure in an office or field environment is going to make all the difference for employees. Only then will they be able to not just perform well but also take advantage of a company’s culture, feel good about it, and actively contribute to make it stronger.

Engaging your employees is more important now than it’s ever been before. Using the above tools to establish a strong and inclusive workplace culture can make all the difference.

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A healthy sign: more jobs and higher wages

A healthy sign: more jobs and higher wages

A healthy sign: more jobs and higher wages

Hiring for these jobs is on the rise in 2021
Reopening made possible by vaccinations against COVID-19. 

America’s employers added 850,000 jobs in June, well above the average of the previous three months and a sign that companies may be having an easier time finding enough workers to fill open jobs. 

Friday’s report from the Labor Department was the latest evidence that the reopening of the economy is propelling a powerful rebound from the pandemic recession. Restaurant traffic across the country is nearly back to pre-pandemic levels, and more people are shopping, traveling and attending sports and entertainment events. The number of people flying each day has regained about 80% of its pre-COVID-19 levels. And Americans’ confidence in the economic outlook has nearly fully recovered.

The report also suggested that American workers are enjoying an upper hand in the job market as companies, desperate to staff up in a surging economy, dangle higher wages. In June, average hourly pay rose a solid 3.6% compared with a year ago — faster than the pre-pandemic annual pace. In addition, a rising proportion of newly hired workers are gaining full-time work, as the number of part-time workers who would prefer full-time jobs tumbled.

Hiring in June was particularly strong in restaurants, bars and hotels, which collectively absorbed the brunt of the layoffs from the recession. Those businesses added 343,000 jobs. Governments added 188,000 positions, mostly in education. And hiring by retailers picked up, with 67,000 jobs added.

Yet there are still factors holding back many people from taking jobs. About 1.6 million people said they didn’t look for work in June for fear of contracting the virus, though that figure dropped from 2.5 million in the previous month. And 2.6 million people who were working before the pandemic have retired.

There are also signs that people are re-evaluating their work and personal lives and aren’t necessarily interested in returning to their old jobs, particularly those that offer low wages. The proportion of Americans who quit their jobs in April reached its highest level in more than 20 years.

But let’s look at the positive side: the economy is being reactivated and companies are hiring more employees. Do you want to know more about how to hire people? Contact Us

4 ways to increase your productivity at work

4 ways to increase your productivity at work

4 ways to increase your productivity at work

Hiring for these jobs is on the rise in 2021
It happened to you that you started the day making a list of things to do and when it ends you couldn’t even finish half of it?

Being productive at work can be difficult. Managing your time in ways that are conducive to your productivity is key… but it can sometimes be hard to know where to start.

Try incorporating these tips to increase that productive flow and work smarter!

Stop multitasking

According to neuroscience professor Earl K. Miller, “multitasking is not humanly possible.” We’re fooling ourselves when we say we can easily juggle phone calls, presentations, and eating lunch. Focus on one task at a time, and you’ll end up completing it faster. 

Take breaks

Studies show taking regular breaks helps concentration and boosts your mood. Take a five-minute walk around the office or spend 15 minutes grabbing that mid-afternoon coffee.

Set small goals

Sometimes, looking at our goals can be overwhelming. Seeing a handful of big projects on our calendar can be stressful but if you break it up into smaller tasks, you’ll feel more in control and will be much more productive. Rather than write down “finish project,” break that into all the tasks it will take. This will keep you on track in your day-to-day and make the bigger projects seem less daunting.

Take care of the biggest tasks when you’re most alert

Understanding when and how you work best is key to getting those big projects done on time. There’s no set schedule that works for everyone. If you’re a morning person, tackle the big tasks first thing in your day.

Not every day will be perfectly productive; don’t beat yourself up over it. Instead, refocus your energy and implement these tips and you will see good results. Not only you, but your company will also notice it. And all companies want to have employees who meet the objectives.

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