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2. Aim to Be a “Best Place to Work”
There are some employers that everyone wants to work for—and there’s no reason you can’t be one of them.
What sets employers of choice apart? First and foremost: they take great care of their people. They reward them, inspire them, and create an environment that has people actually looking forward to coming to work.
In short, they’ve built an outstanding company culture—where employees feel like they’re part of something that matters and are encouraged to think creatively.
So, show your employees that you care in a million small ways. Improving work/life balance. Reward and celebrate your top performers. And listen closely to what they want—in performance reviews, team meetings, and even exit interviews.
Admittedly, no company becomes the best place to work overnight. But it starts by evaluating where you are and identifying ways to do better.
3. Think Outside Your Zip Code
There are many benefits to promoting from within—it’s terrific for retention and helps you hold onto precious institutional knowledge.
But sometimes you need to recruit externally, especially in specialized industries like healthcare (which, by no coincidence, is expected to see the greatest labor shortages in the next decade). And sometimes, you can’t just find that needed talent locally.
For this reason, it pays to have a robust long-distance recruiting process in place—one that targets faraway candidates and excels at persuading them to join your team.
One that entices them to say “yes,” by making it easy to fly in for interviews, not to mention wowing them while they’re in town and reimbursing their travel expenses at lightning speed.
And of course, one that offers impressive relocation benefits. One that promises a smooth move and great beginning…is a breeze for your staff to manage…and is amazingly budget-friendly. Because chances are, in the years ahead, you’ll rely on it more than you think.
The Forever Labor Shortage is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. That’s why you need ingenious, proactive recruiting and retention strategies—not to mention partners and programs designed to help you go the distance.
When you’re ready to see how UrbanBound can help you outsmart the Forever Labor Shortage, we’re here for you—and we have lots of great ideas for you!