Staff Retention: Important Tips From New Zealand’s Affordable Employment Agency

Employee engagement and retention should be a priority for all employers. With an ever-changing job market, staff retention has never been more important. Don’t lose your best talent to competitors. Here are some tips from The Recruitment Alternative on how to retain your staff.

Consistency

You need to make sure your employees know exactly what you expect from them. With a clear job description and training at the start of employment, will create a positive foundation for retention. Of course, every role needs to allow for flexibility to a degree. However, if your staff don’t have clear direction and line of communication chances are mistakes will be made.

Employee Recognition

A great retention strategy is to acknowledge staff achievements. When employees feel valued by their employer it fosters motivation and a positive workplace environment. Be sure to only implement a fair strategy that includes all staff members. When staff feel happy they are less likely to look for somewhere else to be.

Transparency How To Retain Good Staff

Feedback is very important to both employees and employers. Creating an open and honest workplace environment can allow new ideas or suggestions to be presented. When the time comes that they may need some feedback chances are they will be more receptive.

Development Opportunities

Progression within a company is highly sought after by candidates. Discussing professional goals can help you understand where they would like to grow. If there is an opportunity to allow for professional development why not do it? By the completion of a course, webinar, attending a conference, training, etc. It will not only benefit your employee but the company as well.

For effective hiring to support the above methods, The Recruitment Alternative can help you. We recruit across New Zealand for roles at all levels. Accounting, Digital Marketing, Administration, Engineering and IT – just to name a few! As a generalist employment agency, we offer affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 0800 587 546.

Office Support Jobs in Wellington

Are you looking for an Office Support job in Wellington? If you are in the middle of your job search you will know that there are a lot of companies looking for office support. That’s great news, but it also means that a lot of candidates will be applying which means competition!

How to stand out?

Having an outstanding resume is the best possible reflection you can offer a recruiter. It’s so important for you as a candidate to make your resume stand out. Be sure to include

  • A strong opening statement or summary– What makes you unique? What can you offer an organization that someone else can’t?
  • List your key achievements– Perhaps you successfully handled all administrative functions when a new company was starting up. Noting this will make an impression far better than just a basic work history. If you have done something impressive why not show it off?
  • Add ‘key words’– Many Recruitment Consultants and companies scan resumes for specific words and phrases. Try to use some of the language that is in the job ad, as long as it accurately reflects your background. For example, if a Recruitment Consultant or employer is looking for someone who can handle multiple phone lines, you should use the wording “multiple phone lines” in your resume instead of saying you “answered phone calls.”
  • Note down any program proficiencies – by listing you have previous experience with a program such as MYOB gives you an edge on your resume. The more skills you have to offer the more appealing your application will be

Preparation Is Key!

There are so many things to prepare for its easy to get overwhelmed. Remember to keep in mind the following:

  • Look the part– personal presentation is very important. If you’re attending a job interview for an administration position you wouldn’t dress as if you’re going to the gym or for a night out. This may seem obvious but you would be surprised!
  • Research the company– know who you are applying to so that you can tailor your resume and be a step ahead if you are invited for an interview
  • Stay organised– if you are in the process of job seeking you will of course be applying for more than one position. By keeping a note of who you have applied with will help you when you receive a call to discuss your application. You can also prepare answers for interview questions and relaxing techniques for nerves during interviews

What industries do we recruit for?

As a generalist recruitment agency, we have experience across the board! Head to our ‘jobs board to find your next career opportunity.

Another great thing about The Recruitment Alternative as an affordable employment agency, is that we operate New Zealand wide. So not only in Wellington but Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton etc. We can offer you affordable employment solutions at a low-cost price point to suit your budget. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today.