In today’s competitive market, finding the right people can be a struggle. This is especially the case if you are operating in an industry where there are global shortages of skilled personnel, for example in the healthcare sector.
When you know that you are going to struggle to recruit, you understand that looking after your current workforce makes sense. Doing so is by far the best way to retain the people you have, and to be able to attract new recruits when you need them.
There are all kinds of ways to look after your personnel, and the right HR software package can help you with most of them.
Staff bonus schemes
A good software package like the one supplied by Cascade HR, gives you the ability to set up and manage a staff bonus scheme. Running this type of scheme brings many potential benefits.
Numerous studies show that workers who feel valued are more likely to want to stay with their current employer. Bonus schemes are a great way to let your staff know that they are valued.
In addition, if you want to you can link bonus levels to performance. Most firms who take this approach find that productivity improves when they do so.
Develop your staff effectively
These days, people are very ambitious. The majority of workers want to progress in their chosen career. As a result, they like to learn new skills, so that they can become better at their job and qualify for promotion.
As an employer, you can tap into this urge to learn by offering each employer training. Doing this makes your staff feel valued as well as letting them learn valuable skills that they can then use in the work place. Better trained staff are happier, more settled and generally produce more. Therefore, using a HR management package to help you to identify and meet training needs is always a good idea.
Setting targets for your employees is an important part of getting the best out of them. Making it clear what you expect from them will help your workers to feel more confident, and settled in the workplace.
Using the right type of HR software give you the chance to set tailored targets for each employee, and monitor progress. If you see that somebody is underperforming you can use the data stored on the system to demonstrate the problem to him or her. Tracking performance also allows you to congratulate, and reward, those who are exceeding their targets.
Keep control of sickness levels
Staff absenteeism is a big issue for many firms. It is something that you need to stay on top of, and tackle quickly. A good HR system allows you to spot absenteeism issues early. This allows you to deal with them before the bad habits of one or two workers spread to the rest of your workforce.
If you would like more information about how to retain your staff, you can find it here.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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