What does a modern workplace look like? Well, it’s compiled of digital-age scholars and progressive retirees who have said goodbye to the archaic ways of pen to paper and the corner office and hello to the wireless methods of advanced technology. The neoteric office is comprised of visionary applications and the means to work from ubiquitous locations paired with global accessibility. Therein lies the challenge for HR Managers and IT Professionals to deploy technologies that not only attract talent but retain it by providing an exceptional employee experience. A workplace, modern or not, is only as good as it weakest employee.
Be involved. Are you involved with the hiring process? If you aren’t you probably should be. According to the Small Business Administration, research shows a business owner not involved in their hiring process is more likely to be disengaged from their staff from the very beginning. As a business owner, you can represent your workplace culture and leadership at some point during your hiring process with a private interview or simply an overview of the company.
Be flexible. Do you recognize exceptional talent when you see it? If you find a qualified applicant that also embodies the tone of your company, enhance the open position to capitalize on their specific strengths and experience. It is hard to find qualified candidates that match everything your company embraces and when you do…interview them!
Be connected. Do your employees look forward to work each day? If you want to attract talent, make your business a workplace that entices your staff to want to be an active participant each and every day. Provide your employees the tools and technology they can brag about. Consider the resurgence of the corporate ‘intranet’, an interactive connection between employees that delivers a synergistic experience your astute staff will come to expect.
The modern workplace really isn’t a place at all; there are no pale cubicles or water coolers, but respected employees given the freedom to work productively where ever they choose. A new age workplace may not be for everyone. What does your ideal workforce look like? Are you searching for ways to modernize for your staff? Let PREEMPT Corp help you get on the right track. Contact us today.