Business Chops Tip #48: Do You Recruit and Retain the Best Employees?
Your staff is the lifeblood of your company. Finding talented employees is a challenge even in today¹s labor market. Recruiting and retention are intimately linked. Retention begins early in the recruiting process. What initially attracts superstar candidates to your company will also keep them as productive, loyal employees.
Like sales prospecting, recruiting is a never-ending process. More than just compensation, great employees respond best to a positive work environment, open communication, and a promising career path. Recruiting and retaining employees are essential keys to the success of any custom retail company. Is your management team actively focused on staff development?
Author's Note: Creative and technical professionals (from musicians and actors to designers and engineers) rely on their "chops": those skills and techniques that they use to be successful on the job. Stiernberg Consulting coined the term Business Chops to encompass those skills, experience, and tactics that you rely on to be more successful. Whether you are a dealer, manufacturer, distributor, rep, or design firm, this series includes tips and techniques for optimizing sales, profits, and growth of your Custom Retail business.