Is your organization and its leadership ready for
tomorrow’s challenges? Are you taking the time today to align business visions with the changes within the generational attitudes of our future applicants? Will your business be ready with the aligned talent necessary for
tomorrow’s business success?
Although continue to hear the stories of businesses failing and workforce reductions in today’s economic situation, some businesses are currently struggling with attracting and hiring the right employees to meet current and future business needs right now. Finding the right candidate out of hundreds of applications is only a small step in the hiring process. The key will be to not only find and attract qualified candidates, but individuals that share one’s organizational values, energy and drive to meet or exceed future business goals.
Today’s hiring challenges are real, what is your business doing to align business vision with the cultural and generational attitudes of your current workforce? What are you doing to quickly screen those seasoned and experienced unemployed candidates that can shift business paradigms and stabilize business effectiveness?
Effective recruiting for tomorrow’s employees begins from the inside; it begins with the attitudes and energies displayed by the employees and leadership that make up one’s organization. Employees want to work for organizations where they can make a difference, where their contributions are appreciated or where they can bring stability to their family values. They want to work for leaders that inspire the vision rather than for managers that bark out demands and orders. Companies that just offer jobs and think that five hundred new applicants will bring them the qualified candidates may be disengaged with tomorrow’s workforce values.
Organizations need to satisfy their current workforce which is already making you successful. Whether a job is administrative, care giving or labor intensive, employees want to be appreciated and know the work they do is more than just a job. People want to work for organizations that are interested in their employees or assist in developing their employee’s skills for different career opportunities. If your current workforce is treated like worker-bees and not individual contributors, what happens to one’s workforce when the economy improves?
Job seekers are attracted to organizations that appear to be a great place to work and give off the image of “The Employer of Choice.” Every organization has the opportunity to become an employer of choice, it is more than offering the highest wages or the largest benefit packages; it becomes the employer that really is interested in their employees and their families. It becomes the employer and their leadership that continues to listen to their employees to be better prepared to meet the future challenges of their cus
tomers. It becomes the organization that instills their values, mission and integrity into both their workforce and within the communities they reside. Don’t be fooled by today’s applicants that presently just want a job. They too want to work for a company that has the image of “employer of choice?”
Now is the time to rethink the business model and expand one’s thinking beyond finding the needed skilled labor. Workforce ready begins with creating that image of “employer of choice” and allowing our internal workforce to assist in the recruitment efforts of building a strong organization. Understanding what it takes and acting on it becomes a challenge for each and every leader in today’s business. Are you taking the time today to align business visions with the changes within the generational attitudes of your workforce? Your actions or lack of them determine the success level of
tomorrow’s business. Is your business ready for tomorrow’s workforce?