Can you sell open opportunities to top-talent job seekers?

If you’re looking for top talent for your company, you will need to stand out from your competition and make a great first impression.  In most cases, you have a limited amount of time to sell your opportunity to a job seeker, so how can you entice someone to join your team? Have an elevator pitch prepared.  That’s right, it’s not just for job seekers.  It’s also for employers who need to impress quality workers.  Your pitch should be no longer than 1-minute in length. Focus on the top selling points to keep job seekers engaged and excited. Here are a few things to add to your pitch:
  • Share any career growth opportunities.  What does that look like at your company? Many job seekers don’t have a way to grow within their current companies, so they look elsewhere.  Tell them how you invest in your employees.
  • Explain your employee benefits.  Share information about healthcare, vacation time, employer-provided education benefits, and any other benefits that might put your company first on their list.
  • Brag about your company culture.  If you have an amazing culture and positive employee morale, brag about it.  Share stories of past parties or upcoming events that will make the job seeker want to be a part of your company.
Have your elevator pitch ready at all times.  You never know when you might run into someone who’s perfect for your company.  Maybe even have it typed up in a one-page document that you can share via text or email.  When you hire the right individuals, your business will improve productivity and profitability. rsz_2018-headshotActionCoach-logo
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Keep Employees Engaged During the Holiday

The holiday season is a festive time filled with work parties and other exciting engagements.  But, it’s important to stay focused and successfully keep your staff engaged and productive during this time. Making more sales isn’t the only thing your business should be focused on.  Remember, your employees are stressed from an overload of interaction with customers, and a lengthy to-do-list before the end of the year.  It’s important for leaders to empower their staff this time of year.  Learn to engage your team members, to boost morale and keep a happy culture. Here are a few ways to engage your employees:Listen to your employees.  Include them in important decision making.  Ask for their input.  And acknowledge them for their efforts. – Have regular interactions with your staff.  Remind them they’re part of a team, and this consistency will allow them to stay focused, helping them achieve their goals, boosting their confidence. – Don’t micromanage.  Let them take the lead in heated discussions or customer issues.  Show your employees that you trust and value them.  This also boosts their confidence and makes them feel wanted. These small details can make a huge difference between a successful holiday season and a stressful one.  Proper engagement leads to a positive culture.  Commit to these tasks and you’ll have a winning end to your year, and happy employees too. rsz_2018-headshotActionCoach-logo
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Guide to Employee Engagement

Employee engagement indicates how happy/content employees are in their jobs.  It goes beyond activities, games, and events.  Engaged employees see the whole company and understands their purpose/vision.  They also know exactly where and how they fit in. When a company has employees who are engaged appropriately, they get the following: – High levels of productivity – Better retention rates – Better decision making – Increased sense of health and well-being – Decreased healthcare costs – Boost to their bottom line Having engaged employees lead to a great company culture, which can be a powerful way of transforming an organization. Employers should make sure their employees: – Feel that their work is meaningful and makes a difference – Feel valued, trusted, and respected – Feel secure and self-confident An effective engagement strategy and a highly engaged workforce is more likely to retain top performers and attract new talent.  This leads to a more successful organization! rsz_2018-headshotActionCoach-logo
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The Benefits of a Positive Company Culture

Company culture is extremely important in a business and it affects almost every aspect of the company.  Having a positive company culture will allow employees to find real value in their work, and it will lead to many positive outcomes for the business’ bottom line.  Employees who say their company has a strong culture feel happy and appreciated.  They go above and beyond their employers’ expectations. Some Benefits of a positive company culture: 1 – People WANT to work for the company. 2 – The company has a good reputation. 3 – The company attracts top talent. 4 – Employees foster a sense of loyalty. 5 – Employees retain their positions longer. 6 – Employees enjoy going to work every day. 7 – Job satisfaction remains high. 8 – There is more social interaction. 9 – There is more teamwork. 10 – There is more open communication. 11 – Employees are more likely to collaborate as a team. 12 – Employees have a higher rate of productivity. 13 – Employees tend to be more motivated. 14 – Employees tend to be more dedicated. 15 – Employees naturally feel happier. 16 – Workplace stress will be reduced. 17 – Employee health is boosted. 18 – Work performance is boosted. rsz_2018-headshotActionCoach-logo
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Tips to Build a Great Company Culture

All business owners want their employees to love coming to work.  Employees should not dread their jobs every day.  They should find it very hard to leave, but that’s not always the case.  Most of this is because of workplace stress, created by leaders, co-workers, or challenging projects.  Company Culture should ease some of this stress because culture is supposed to sustain employee enthusiasm. Here are some tips to help business owners build a great company culture: 1 – Hire only people who fit into the current company culture.  Many qualified individuals may have a solid performance, but if their attitude clashes with the company culture, it can be detrimental to the business. 2 – Make sure all employees are in line with the company’s values and mission.  Those who are passionate about what the company is doing, become more dedicated and strive harder to accomplish goals. 3 – Help the team members feel like they’re part of a team, not just an individual.  Individuals can break down during conflicts and become ineffective.  Team members work together and work best when they are feeding off each other.  Teams get things done! 4 – Allow all the team members to help in decision making.  If employees just go to work and do what they’re told, they are only helping someone else achieve their dream.  Involve all employees in making company decisions.  They want to have a voice that creates meaningful impact within the company.   rsz_2018-headshotActionCoach-logo
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How Successful is Your Onboarding Process?

Onboarding isn’t just an orientation, it’s an event.  It’s a process.  It’s allows you to convey your organizational brand and values.  It helps to explain your company culture and aligns expectations and performance.  It provides tools for the new hire to successfully enter his or her new position. The onboarding process is ongoing.  It includes communication, feedback, performance measurements, mentoring, development, consistency, and transition.  New hires are more successful when they are transitioned through an onboarding experience. If a company has a poor onboarding process, it can lead to an increased turnover rate.  Some resources claim that turnover can be as high as 50% within the first 18 months of employment. So, if you’re losing employees, have dis-engaged staff members, expect your new hires to leave within 12 months, or have an annual budget for turnover expenses, then you need to develop a more successful onboarding process. PJ's New Pic (smaller)ActionCoach-logo
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Promoting Creativity in the Workplace

Even though managers put a lot of emphasis on ensuring everyone is focused and getting the job done properly, it’s important they encourage creativity and innovation within the workplace. Employees are not just good at one specific task.  They can also come up with ways to improve their job (or a product or service).  There are many creative ways to help companies, but management needs to encourage this to happen. Here are some tips to help give employees a little creativity within a business: – Look at all the procedures that are in place, and if any of them are not serving a significant benefit that can be measured, then eliminate them. – Consider rewarding the creativity of all employees.  Do this publicly so others can see that it’s appreciated and recognized within the company. – Give employees some time to be creative.  Let someone spend up to 20% of their work day testing out a way they might improve a specific task.  It may benefit the company in the long run. – Encourage teamwork to help employees bounce ideas off of each other.  It can help them work out potential problems or spot new ones.  It can also help overall team morale and improve company culture. PJ's New Pic (smaller)ActionCoach-logo
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Improving Teamwork in the Workplace

Good teamwork helps to improve morale in the workplace.  Workers become more productive and this ultimately improves profits.  It also makes problem solving easier. If your company does not have good teamwork, then it’s going to be difficult to succeed.  This can result in a lack of collaboration, ineffective communication, loss of productivity, and loss of business. Here are some tips to improve the teamwork in your company: – Encourage your employees to attend social events.  In low-pressure, informal surroundings, team members will get to know each other and form bonds. – Document roles and responsibilities so everyone can work together effectively.  If your employees know their responsibilities and the responsibilities of their team members, work gets delegated properly and everyone will work more effectively. – Make sure all employees are clear regarding long-term goals of the company.  Company goals will influence team communications and keep everyone moving in the same direction. – Show gratitude by giving formal recognition for employee achievements.  Teamwork will improve when employees are rewarded for helping one another. PJ's New Pic (smaller)ActionCoach-logo
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Company Culture: What is it?

Company culture is something that already exists within a company…it’s the company’s personality.  It defines the environment in which employees work. It’s a variety of elements that include: Environment Mission Value Ethics Expectations Goals Ask yourself these questions: Do you have your own plans for your company’s development? Do you have teams that are growing within your organization? Do your employees have common behaviors? What does their job mean to them? Would they want to leave if they had the chance to? Do they get along with others within their team? Do your employees seem happy at work? These are symptoms of either a healthy or unhealthy culture.  You need to know how your employees are reacting to what you’re building. Employees tend to enjoy work when their needs and values are consistent with those in the workplace. They develop better relationships with coworkers and are usually more productive. It’s important to seek out employees who share your company’s culture.  Businesses with a strong company culture have happier employees, increased productivity, and higher employee retention rates. PJ's New Pic (smaller)ActionCoach-logo
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