Tips for Attracting and Retaining Motivated Staff

16 / 09 / 2019

Finding competent and dedicated staff is no walk in the park, but by engaging a recruiter you can be assured that the staff we provide are at the top of their game and eager to succeed within their role. Great staff lift up workplace morale and keep projects on track for completion, but it’s important that they feel comfortable and able to participate to their full ability.

Every business owner wants a loyal workforce, and in this blog post ASTAR Recruitment will be sharing a few tips on how to find and retain loyal staff for the long haul.

Improve Your Hiring Process

Struggling to find great staff? It might be time to review your hiring process and potentially even engage a recruiter.  Advertising, screening and interviewing candidates is a lengthy process, and in some cases, you may not even find the right person for the job at the end of it.

Instead of sifting through thousands of resumes and going through the same routine questions with each candidate, try to get to know them on a more personal level. You could start by asking them about their life, career goals and past work history. Keep the conversation casual, and this will enable you to get a grasp of their personality, skills and how they might fit in with your team.

If you’d prefer to focus on running your business, leave the sourcing, screening and interviewing to us! We have strong industry connections and access to a large database of qualified candidates eager to find work, rest assured we will find the right person for your role.

Offer Room to Advance

Being stuck in a role with no room for progression can leave staff feeling undervalued and underappreciated, and this will negatively affect their output and may even lead them to look for another job.

Give your staff room to grow within their role by sending them on training courses and exposing them to new opportunities. This will help in developing a closer relationship with your staff, and it will also allow them to move into a more senior position once they have mastered new skills. Not only does this mean less time hiring and training, it also means better productivity within the workplace – it’s a win-win situation.

Open Communication

Every staff member wants to feel as though their opinion is valued, so it’s important to maintain an open line of communication. They may be temp staff, but the more engaged they are with your business and their colleagues the better they will perform. Check in with your staff every now and then to ask how they are going within their role. Be honest and open and try to come to a mutual agreement if they have any complaints or concerns. It’s far better to have these conversations now than to ignore them and let negative sentiments affect the work environment.

Set a Positive Example

It is important that business owners and managers operate with integrity, as this will allow you to build a stronger work relationship with your team who will look up to you with admiration and respect. Ensure that all safety protocols are followed and that every staff member is treated with the respect that they deserve.

Reward your Staff for a Job Well Done

Working as a team towards a common goal fills your staff with pride and a sense of accomplishment, but at the end of it all things can fall a bit flat. Instead of moving straight onto the next project, why not treat your staff to a team lunch or other reward of your choosing. This will keep morale high and is a great way to show your appreciation.

ASTAR Recruitment – Sourcing the Best Staff for Your Role

ASTAR Recruitment are your partner in business success. As a leading recruitment agency in Sydney, we specialise in sourcing top quality talent and short notice to help your business meet your goals and staffing requirements. Whether you’re after temp staff or someone for the long haul, we look forward to partnering with you. If you are an individual looking for an exciting new role, please get in touch with our recruiters today.