Attracting new talent is already a challenge for most employers, and unfortunately, it’s not going to get any easier. Alternative sources to finding quality candidates must be explored for a company to stay competitive.
In order to prepare for these upcoming changing demographics, employers will need to seek more creative methods of attracting, retaining, developing, and motivating their employees.
Partnering with educational institutions, attending school job fairs, providing on the job training programs, internships, or developing an Executive Training Program are only a few of the ways to counteract the challenges of a talent search. Find a recruiter who is industry savvy! Take advantage of all of those Internet resources! Make sure your website is applicant friendly! And, by having an internal referral program, an organization can utilize one of its best resources, its current staff.
In order to reduce turnover and retain quality talent, employers will need to create an environment where the employees know they are valued. A common denominator amongst the winners of last year’s Tampa Bay’s Employers of Excellence program were the elevated levels of commitment to their employees.
Staff development is essential for the growth of any organization. Whether you utilize an in-house trainer or the services of an outside professional, the National Association of Manufacturers’
Whether it's a recognition program, a company outing, or time off, survey your employees to discover what is important to them, and ultimately motivate them. The needs are different for each environment, and conducting an internal survey of employees will help uncover what is important for each unique environment.
“Overcoming the lack of skilled workers in the workplace will increasingly become the responsibility of companies themselves,”
These are only some of the steps companies will need to take to prepare for these upcoming demographic changes in the workplace!
Workforce Readiness Workshops, Inc. Human Resources certified workshops (HRCI) are conducted throughout Florida and are currently scheduled in the Tampa Bay area, to help organizations get ready for the upcoming "Talent Pool Tsunami!"