5 Tips to Recruit and Retain a Talented Workforce

The secret to a successful business is not only a smart business strategy, but also a committed staff that are aligned with the company’s goals and objectives. The employees are the backbone of your business, and it is fundamental that they are equipped with the proper knowledge and expertise so that each member of staff fits like a cog in a well-oiled machine, which is vital for your success.
How can you ensure that your staff is performing at maximum potential? What are the efforts you have undertaken to ensure your staff is well trained? How can you further improve your current roster and invite valuable additions to the team?
Here is a roundup of 5 tips to Recruit and Retain a Talented Workforce:

  1. Recruit with Structured Behavioral Interviewing to make sure your goals are in alignment with the applicant.
    Ideally, a potential candidate has set skills and principles in line with the company’s standards. In this type of interview, you will be able to see and gauge how each candidate will respond to hypothetical situations and assess if they fit the criteria, you are looking for the job.
  2. When you find the right talent, place your best offer first. Employers will likely counteroffer to keep their staff, but you must be more appealing.
    Real talent is hard to find, so you must keep your staff happy to get their maximum productivity and one way to gain it is to put your best offer in order to make them stay. A good, healthy work environment coupled with enticing offer will surely motivate your staff to work harder.
  3. Build a Culture of Trust so Employees can approach you about their concerns and goals.
    Trust is important in any business relationship; you must be able to trust your employees and vice versa. This can be achieved by being open to your staff and giving them a clear picture of your goals. Communication is the key and everyone in your team must be comfortable to air out their concerns.
  4. Incentivize growth through personal advancement (education, promotions, etc.).
    Growth in the workplace is one of the most alluring points that keep a staff motivated. You can help your staff grow while growing your business through positive reinforcements and help your key players achieve personal advancements. There must be connected growth between the staff and employer to achieve your goals.
  5. Incentivize performance through structured bonuses.
    Setting reachable goals is easy but sometimes the staff will have little motivation to achieve them. In order to break through the doom and gloom of monotonous routine, giving structured bonuses is one way to liven up and encourage your staff to do their best in achieving the goals you’ve set up.
    Excel Guyana’s Recruiting Division’s dynamic team is the foundation for a fast-growing integrated company focused on offering comprehensive solutions to our clients and partners. Excel is committed to being a vital driver in the development of Guyana and welcomes interest from foreign partners that have skills and products that are essential to Guyana’s growth. It offers services to clients and partners in their recruitment needs including complying with local recruitment policies like the Local Content Registration. In addition, it also offers services to help job seekers in creating promising career paths and find sustainable employment in construction management, procurement and logistics, human resources, accounting, among others.
    Excel’s leadership has more than 30 years of experience in building businesses in Guyana and the CARICOM region. With more than 10 years of local presence in Guyana, it has established networks in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, the United States of America, Mexico, and Venezuela.

Interested in learning more? Contact Ewan Shanks, Vice President of Recruitment and Client Services.

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