Today, it is harder than ever for corporations and small businesses alike to find quality candidates. At NTG Staffing, we aim to help our clients not only fill their empty positions but fill them with employees who are going to be there for a long time.
So… how can companies get the advantage in this increasingly difficult to navigate modern labor market?
So what are our candidates looking for in a job? According to research done by LinkedIn, the biggest reason anyone in the US is looking for a job change is the potential of a career opportunity. In this world’s gig economy, many people are growing tired of the fast-paced, unreliable market they so often find themselves competing within. These positions come with a lot of uncertainty. There is often no clear career path. They also will likely sacrifice the benefits that come with a full-time job.
One of the first things we advise our clients to do if they haven’t already is to develop a career development ladder. This path of upward mobility isn’t just a carrot on the end of a stick. It’s a REAL path forward for the employees of the company.
As a CEO, owner, or manager, spending some time outlining the path forward for your company will be invaluable when recruiting, AND when managing the day-to-day operations within the company. It is an extremely useful tool to use when promoting individuals and presenting a clear vision for the company. Implementing clear training/development strategies that every employee has access to can make positions much more attractive, and can increase efficiency in the workplace as well.
As employees show they are developing skills, they will become more valuable to the company. While many might see management positions as ‘upward mobility’ within the company, there are really two incentive paths that every firm should provide to its employees: management paths, and financial paths. Some employees will be better suited for the role of a manager and are motivated toward the position of leader. There are others, however, who are better suited to the position they already have and are better off with a financial raise.
Investing in the development of your employees is a proven way to differentiate your company in the job market, decrease the turnover of your employees in recession, and raise job satisfaction within your employee base. At NTG Staffing, we consult with AV/Manufacturing firms to help them retain their current employees, then we get out into the field and help them recruit more. We use our years of experience, reputation, and hard work to match our manufacturer and integrator firms with office personnel that meets not only the skill requirements of your position but the cultural requirements of your company.