Do staffing levels at your company seem to change like the wind lately? Staffing has increasingly become a major point of concern at companies throughout the country, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the workforce. As you aim to keep your organization properly staffed, here are some practices to keep in mind:
Focus on workplace culture.
Letting a focus on workplace culture go to the wayside is one of the worst offenders when it comes to staffing issues. Addressing cultural problems – such as toxic communication practices or employee burnout – is key to preventing major turnover and keeping job satisfaction high with your existing staff. Furthermore, a positive workplace culture will inherently attract candidates to your job openings and create a stronger pipeline of talent as your workforce demands become greater.
Provide regular training and development.
It’s no longer enough to provide an introductory onboarding and training session, and hope employees have the knowledge and skills to excel for the long haul. As an employer focused on retention, it’s essential to make training and development part of the fabric of your organization. This includes training contract and temporary employees, as well as permanent staff. By creating and fostering a “culture of learning,” the more motivated your employees will be to continue growing their careers and seeking growth opportunities within your work environment.
Utilize a staffing agency.
A staffing agency can often be the missing part of the puzzle when it comes to combatting staffing shortages. Because of their access to thousands of qualified candidates, staffing agencies can quickly fulfill your workforce needs so productivity and operations remain intact. Additionally, with the recruitment of contract and temporary workers, your full-time staff will feel supported in their roles and experience less stress performing their jobs.
From comprehensive training to staffing firm partnerships, there are many ways in which your company can maintain above adequate staffing levels without compromising any part of your organization’s operations or bottom line.
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