Many leaders and business owners are now finding themselves staring at the recruitment pool wondering how they can recruit and retain talent in a post-COVID world. The way we recruit, attain and retain employees and jobseekers has changed and the old methods don’t always work. We have employees who now want to work from home, work part-time and who won’t stand for bad bosses, leaders or toxic workplace environments.
In order to keep our businesses powering along, we need skilled and experienced staff and employees. Having great, loyal, and skilled employees is vital to the survival of any business, and it’s important to attract employees who will work hard, are skilled and experienced, are open to learning new skills, will have a positive influence on the business and their coworkers. It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to recruiting employees.
My advice is start with the employees already working for you. Start making changes within your business and making it a positive, friendly, happy, non-toxic, and motivating place for your employees to work. Only then can you step up and start recruiting more employees to join your team and take your business to the next level. Once your business is on track, your employees are happy and you have a work environment that is well known for its positivity, you will find more potential employees are flocking to you for work.
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So, if you are ready to fish in the recruitment pool, this is where values and mission alignment come in and gives you great power when it comes to recruiting and retaining employees. Finding employees who share the same or similar values as you and your business is important, because when a member of your team feels connected to your business, your values, your purpose and your mission, they will feel motivated and inspired to achieve great things, work hard and productively.
How can you make sure your business values are aligned with your employees? I’ve got some words of advice for you here.
1. Create values that employees and customers will relate to
Decide on purpose, mission, and values alignments that your employees and customers will relate to, therefore establishing loyalty and connection. Don’t be afraid to change it up, it is 2022 after all. Make sure you write down these alignments and put them in the employee handbook or somewhere they can see them. This will help strengthen workplace culture and unity, as well as create positive working environments.
2. Make sure your mission statement is clear and concise
Values alignment helps guide the big and small decisions of your business, so make sure that your purpose, values, and mission are clear and concise. These shouldn’t be pages and pages of words, just a few sentences that describe what your business values are. This will make it easier for customers and potential employees to understand who you are and the mark you are making on the world.
3. Lead by your actions
Make sure you lead by your actions, not words or empty promises. Show your potential and incoming employees that you are serious about your purpose, values and mission. Don’t declare that your values are important to your business, and not follow through with them. Employees respect a leader who leaders by example, not words. Show empathy and kindness and show your team that you care.
4. Decide what is important to you
It can be hard to decide what your core values will be. The easiest way to do this is to think about what is important to you. That’s why you should sit down and have a think about your values and what these mean to you as a leader and to your business. Write down a list, what is important to you and your team, write down what you want your business to achieve, your goals, your business purpose, the kind of culture you want to shape, your business identity and your mission.
5. Help your new and current employees to understand your values
This is especially true when you are welcoming new employees on board. Make sure you make them feel welcome and show them how your values work within the business. Sit down with them and the rest of the team and have a brainstorm session. Find out what’s important to them – it might be respect, honesty, empathy, communication, or kindness. If you’re still welcoming employees back to work post COVID – 19, it might be an idea to get them to relearn the values of the business. With this feedback from your employees, you can even improve your values, purpose, goals, and mission if you wanted to undergo a revamp of your business. This will show your employees and colleagues that you take their feedback and careers seriously.
About McDonald Inc.
McDonald Inc. wants to change the way we connect talent and leaders to organisations. We know the difference great leaders and cultures make to the bottom line. We know great leadership and we know the difference the right people on the bus means to an organisation and their success.
We partner with organisations to bring best leaders and talent in the market with not only the right skills but also with the right values and culture alignment.
These are the keys to greatness.
Recruitment making an impact for ALL. McDonald Inc. has recognised and developed that the key to great recruitment is great leadership – with a focus on values and culture alignment. The McDonald Inc. solution will “empower everyone to choose a workplace and leader where they thrive.”
The team at McDonald Inc. partners with organisations to make sure they only get the best talent in the market who get your values. As a part of this process, the organisations and leaders we work with get the importance of values, leadership and culture as well as their commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Great talent and leaders means great business.
Our Four Points of Difference.
1. Values Based Recruitment
2. Three Months of Coaching and Transition for new hires included in all engagements
3. One of the Most Connected Consulting Firms
4. And most importantly we are your Trusted Advisors
We partner with you to help you step in and transition into your great new role and organisation. Our team have over 30 years of experience and we will stop at nothing to bring out your inner leadership and greatness in your new role and career. We will give you the tools, skills, guidance and empowerment to bring out greatness in you and alignment into your new job.
Your success is our client’s success.
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By Sonia McDonald – CEO Of LeadershipHQ And McDonald Inc. Leadership Coach, Global Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, CEO And Award Winning Author.
Sonia McDonald is changing the face of leadership across the globe. She believes we should lead with kindness and courage, from the heart, and is known for her mantra ‘Just Lead’. She leads by example in all these areas and through her transformational coaching, leadership training programs and cultural transformation for organisations and encourages others to do the same. Sonia has helped thousands of people on their leadership journey to become the best version of themselves and in turn, inspire and bring out the best in others.
Sonia is a founder and CEO of McDonald Inc., LeadershipHQ and Global Outstanding Leadership Awards and 2022 Courage Conference. For more than 25 years, Sonia has been on the front lines of leadership and she is beyond committed to her mission around building a world of great leaders.
She has held leadership positions worldwide and through experience, research and study come to realise what it takes to be a truly great leader. She has been recognised by Richtopia as One of the Top 250 Influential Women across the Globe and Top 100 Australian Entrepreneurs.
Sonia has an ability to speak bravely and authentically about her own development as a leader, personal and career challenges in a way which resonates with her audience. She is a leading coach, an award-winning published author of newly released First Comes Courage, Leadership Attitude and Just Rock It! and has become an in-demand keynote speaker on leadership, kindness and courage.
Sonia has become recognised for her commentary around the topic of leadership, kindness, empathy and courage as well as building outstanding leadership across the Globe.