In today’s tight labour market, employees seek more than a competitive salary, benefits, bonuses and stock options; they also seek a work environment that offers them room to grow professionally and personally.

“Employer of Choice” is more than just a buzzword; it is representative of a new corporate culture. Candidates are searching for opportunities that provide them with autonomy and responsibility that challenges and engages them in their professional career.

Being an Employer of Choice means people will choose to work for you and to dedicate themselves to your success. It means that employees will remain loyal to you. As an Employer of Choice you must offer a supportive work environment with continuing challenges, stimulating projects and dynamic growth.

Positioning your organization to be competitive is critical in attracting and retaining staff. Here are a few points that will elevate you as an employer of choice:
  • Flexible work hours
  • Reimbursement for continued education
  • Company-funded retirement plans
  • Incentive bonuses
  • Closing the office between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Fun social events sponsored by the company
  • Award programs, peer-to-peer recognition
  • Public transportation/parking allowance/paid parking
  • Membership fees for a national or local trade association
  • Fitness memberships or health spending accounts

Top performers who put forth the effort and go the extra mile are the type of employees your firm should seek to retain. Tying these employees to your company is the difference between being profitable and growing the company or just breaking even.

Remember, top talent is hard to find. Once you have hired them, hold onto them. Create a work environment where employees will want to stay and contribute to the firm. Your competition is searching for the same kind of expertise and is ready to lure them away.

Perkins Professional Search will work for you to help you find the perfect match and retain top talent. Contact us today!