How to Find and Keep Talented Workers: Tips and Tricks

Finding and retaining skilled employees has become a significant challenge. However, there are proactive steps you can take to address this issue and avoid permanent short-staffing. Here, our experts give some of the most effective ways to find and keep talented workers in your organisation to tackle your worker shortage.

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Leverage Recruitment Agencies

Finding the ideal employee can be a time-intensive process. Many business owners may not have the available time or the knowledge of where to locate the best candidates. Partnering with recruitment and executive search firms, such as Additional Resources, can be a game-changer. With our industry expertise and connections, we can take charge of the hiring process, from sourcing candidates to conducting interviews and negotiating compensation.

Consider Counteroffers

Losing a valued employee can be a tough blow for any business. However, a resignation doesn’t necessarily have to mean goodbye. Many companies are now utilising counter offers to retain their top talent. This approach can be particularly effective when an employee’s motivations for leaving are centred around compensation or flexibility. If feasible, offering what they’re seeking can result in a longer tenure with your company.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits

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Recognise that you’re not the only player in the market vying for skilled employees. To stand out, it’s crucial to offer competitive compensation packages and benefits. Research industry-standard pay rates for the positions you’re hiring for and aim to exceed them if possible. Additionally, consider providing enticing benefits like comprehensive health insurance, generous personal leave, and robust retirement plans.

Embrace Flexibility

Rigid working arrangements can deter potential candidates and lead to high turnover rates. By demonstrating a willingness to negotiate on factors like salary, work hours, and job structure, you can attract a broader pool of applicants. Highlight your flexibility in job postings to draw in candidates seeking adaptable work arrangements.

Innovative Perks

While traditional benefits are important, thinking outside the box can set your company apart. Consider addressing specific challenges that employees face. For instance, offering on-site childcare can be a game-changer for parents struggling with balancing work and family responsibilities. Other creative perks like unlimited paid time off or pet-friendly offices can make your company an attractive choice for potential hires.

Securing and retaining top talent is undoubtedly a complex endeavour, particularly in the face of a global worker shortage. By adopting these strategies, you’ll be better equipped to navigate the challenges of the modern job market.

How we can help

Additional Resources provide a professional service to clients for both Permanent and Temporary recruitment!

Our aim is to get you the best possible candidate(s) by completely understanding your requirements, screening and interviewing candidates, preparing a short list of candidate CVs and sending these over for you to review/arrange interviews. 

For large-scale hiring, we provide an established service of sourcing high calibre candidates for our clients at a fraction of the price of traditional recruitment fees or advertising services.

This highly effective low-cost recruitment option has allowed many of our clients to fill multiple roles on a budget and to benefit from the services that larger organisations would get from a team of internal recruiters with the added benefit of our clients being able to fill their confidential roles under our brand.

If you would like to talk to us to find out how Additional Resources can make your recruiting more successful click below to contact us.

Tel: + 44 (0)1277 822668


Daniel has an operations background and has been working in the Recruitment and Payroll sector for over 15 years. Daniel started with Additional Resources in 2010, now managing Business Operations, IT, and Contractor services.

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