Every company wants dedicated, hardworking individuals working for them. With competition at an all-time high, companies have to be more creative than ever in their effort to attract and recruit top talent. While pay and benefits are important when looking to attract workers, those are not the only incentives that job seekers are looking for. For employers in the manufacturing field, offering additional incentives can help attract and retain a desirable workforce, especially when targeting millennials.
Tip #1: Create a Positive Company Culture
Creating a good company culture not only increases employee satisfaction, but it has been known to increase customer satisfaction as well which in turn benefits your bottom line. Not only do job seekers look for companies with desirable cultures, but consumers do as well.
Tip #2: Offer Employees Growth Opportunities
Highlighting and encouraging growth opportunities is another way to attract talent. Offering competitive tuition reimbursement, continuing education classes and training, and other leadership development opportunities is attractive to employees. Employees want to know that the company that they work for will invest in them and in turn they will invest in their company by being a loyal, hardworking employee.
Tip #3: Provide Flexible Work Arrangements
Flexible work arrangements have become more and more mainstream over the past several years. Many want more work-life balance and flexible work arrangements allow an individual to have that. There are many ways in which a company can provide flexible work arrangements such as: split shifts, flexible working hours, and telecommuting. These types of arrangements are desirable to workers and also reinforce a culture of trust and loyalty.
Tip #4: Promote Community Involvement
Companies that give back to their community attract more workers than those that do not. Community involvement shows that the company is caring and compassionate. Companies can offer their employees time off for volunteer days and/or sponsor events in their local community. These are all ways in which a company can show to giving is important and not just adding to their bottom line.
Tip #5: Become Socially Responsibility
More and more companies are becoming more socially responsible due to the fact that more socially responsible companies attract and retain workers at a larger rate than companies that are not socially responsible. Some ways that companies have demonstrated social responsibility are:
- Introducing recycling programs
- Donating to charities
- Reducing their environmental footprint
Community involvement and social responsibility go hand-in-hand, but social responsibility reaches beyond the community and can impact our world such as by reducing waste and pollution.
Manufacturing companies have many opportunities to create a desirable workplace for job seekers and employees by offering additional incentives to attract talent.