7 Ways Attractive Benefits & Culture Will Allure And Retain HVAC Employees, By Expert Steve Fugatt
“Family Sensitive” Policies Can Attract Employees to Human Service Organizations
These child care, eldercare. and family sensitive culture directly affect the competitiveness and long-term health of human service organizations.
So when you do decide to add more people, how can you be sure your recruiting efforts are alluring these high achievers?
1) Top talent wants to work for the top companies.
If your company is committed to superior practices, has profile and brand recognition and is known for exemplary management practices, you will have a list of salivating hopefuls lined up to work for your HVAC company. This would be a good problem to have. Bottom line – the company needs to be working towards being the best, brand recognition and having an attractive employee benefits systems in place.
2) Build it and they will come.
If your company is revamping, rebuilding or restructuring, be aware that every man and his dog out there has been through some form of reengineering in the workplace. To retain top talent in the HVAC Industry you need to be able to show the vision of where you are taking the company and offer the opportunity for the talent to be part of building the new dream. Top performers are often drivers, which mean they are turned on by challenge, change and results.
3) Recognize and reward over and over again.
Money isn’t everything to top performers. On a list of ten items that are important to top performers, money ranks at number four. The most important element for top performers is having challenging work, the second is having an open and honest work environment, third is recognition for work and fourth is money. Again top performers thrive on opportunities for recognition in the form of time off, family days off or flex work schedules.
4) Don’t take them for granted.
Like anything, the novelty and excitement of a new job tends to wear off after about six months or so. Human nature is often to leave a good thing alone and this could be the worst thing we could do to our top performers. Ongoing coaching, retreats and training are crucial to top performers. Again people at the top of their game tend to be lifelong learners and are eager to learn as much as they can. Do not underestimate the value of providing ongoing learning opportunities, reimbursement for college or university and giving them challenging projects where they can be stimulated and challenged.
5) Know what thy enemy does.
Be on top of your competitor’s practices around attraction and retention of top performers. Don’t get blindsided by a top performer coming to you to tell you what they have been offered. Be aware first and ensure you address it once you find out. If you are consistently establishing a top performers’ value they won’t go looking elsewhere but often when we don’t pay attention to what else is out there they may be scouted right out from under your nose.
Powerful leaders know that the success of their company is built on the quality of their people. As leaders, we must make our people our priority and this is and will be the biggest challenge.
By Steve Fugatt, HVAC Recruiting Expert
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