The job market is weird right now. There is no other way to describe it. Thousands of employers are looking to hire great employees, and thousands of great employees are looking for jobs. But, their paths don’t seem to be intersecting as well as in the past. So, in this weird job market, how can you ensure you hire some great people who are here for the long run? Try these 2 tips for hiring and keeping great employees.
Offer Opportunities for Growth
You may be thinking, “I understand how opportunities for growth keeps employees. But how does it help me hire them?” The truth is: great employees, whether they’re already hired or not, are excited about opportunities for growth. These growth opportunities could be potential promotions, or even just continued opportunities to learn as they work. But, if you bring up opportunities for growth in the job description, you are highly likely to attract great employees. When they move onto the interview stage, they will show their enthusiasm for those growth opportunities within your business. That is how you know you’ll be hiring a great employee, and that you’ll be able to keep them in the long run.
Create a Culture Employees Want to Stay In
We’ve all heard the saying, “Employees don’t leave jobs; they leave managers”. You could have the most mundane job in the world, but if you have a great manager, you’re unlikely to leave. Many employees are even willing to take a lower salary for a better work environment.
Not everyone has the same work ethic, so no business culture is one-size-fits-all. Some employees just want to go to work and get home with little chit chat, while some prefer more of a family feel. If you’re a pool and spa business, you work closely with your clients and are more likely to have a family feel. So, if you interview someone who clearly just wants to come into work, sell a couple of hot tubs, and leave, they may not be the right fit. Even though they may have a great work ethic, they’re not going to fit into your culture, and they’ll likely move on sooner rather than later.
Another great way to create a culture employees want to stay in is to be flexible with their working hours. Pool and spa employees don’t work the typical 9-5, but you do have store hours, so you can’t be quite as flexible as other jobs. But, you can make sure your employee who is not a morning person gets the late shift, and the single mom gets off in time to pick her kids up from school.
Advertise Your Job Opportunities
Now that you know these 2 tips for hiring and keeping great employees, you may be wondering how you can get the word out about your job openings. At The Get Smart Group, we know all there is to know about the pool and spa business. Our digital marketing team can help you recruit new employees, so you can hire and keep them, plus more. Schedule a free 30-minute consultation today to find out what all we can do for your business.