Your ability to attract and keep the best people will determine your company’s future success. But hiring talent is not all about who offers the highest salary. It’s about offering each employee the training, environment, and experience that ensures they are happy, engaged, and motivated.
If that sounds straightforward, it’s not. A 2016 study by the Hay Group revealed employee engagement levels around the world.
While 72 percent of US workers were engaged, figures for the UK (65 percent), France (61 percent), and South Africa (68 percent) were less optimistic. And different surveys use different measures.
US research company Gallup keeps a daily track of employee engagement and according to a 2016 report, just one-third of US workers are engaged at work—a figure that has barely changed in more than a decade. The over-riding message is that companies need to understand how their best people work (and grow).
Working with hiring managers, plan a smooth recruitment process—for internal employees and applicants. You should also ensure a full and thorough onboarding process and provide regular feedback. Monitoring the progress of your hires and providing support where it's needed will help employee retention.
The good news is with the right HR software, you can equip your business with everything you need for a happier, more productive workforce.