Recruiting and maintaining great employees is an ongoing struggle that many manufacturing companies have to deal with on a regular basis. If you’re one of them, we understand the problem this poses for your business.
One thing that makes the world of difference is how your company stands out among a sea of competitors. As you are likely aware, it isn’t just you out there. There are a wide range of other companies looking for new ways to attract top talent. If you haven’t already, you need to develop a strategy to stay ahead of your competition in order to attract the best workers. Here is a list of ways you can start doing just that.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
The easiest way to attract top talent is by offering competitive base pay and benefits. Less-than-optimal starting pay and minimal benefits will send job seekers to look elsewhere. Tackling the issue of pay and benefits will not only increase the number and quality of applicants you attract, it will also be a boon to your current employees and will encourage them to stay with you long term.
Leverage a Marketing Strategy
There are many inexpensive (and free) ways to leverage physical and online marketing to promote your positions. If you offer good pay and benefits, yet you aren’t attracting many applications, consider developing some offline and online marketing strategies to get noticed. Social media is a good way to broadcast open positions for any company. Facebook, free for users and businesses, gives employers excellent tools to get their open positions in front of more job seekers. Indeed and LinkedIn also have paid job listing and promotion services that are worth looking into.
Reach Out to Local High Schools
Recruiting isn’t always about finding top talent right away. Sometimes it is about providing information and keeping your business top of mind. Try visiting local high schools and talking to juniors and seniors about their options after they graduate. Encourage them with information about your industry, work environment, and possible apprenticeship or internship opportunities.
Contact a Staffing Agency
When you partner with a staffing agency to fill positions, coupled with these other tips, you are bound to find the best possible employees for your company. Contact us at Tempstar Staffing, and let us know how we can help you succeed in your industry.