Keeping employees engaged and motivated at work isn’t always a walk in the park – in fact, around 85% of employees have reported that they don’t feel engaged at work. It often takes some trial and error to find the right combination of tactics that work for your team. Placing a focus on onboarding, celebrating achievements and building a strong workplace culture are all ways that an employer can do to encourage engagement. However, working with a staffing agency is step one in building a team that comes to work every day excited and motivated.
Engaged employees are more profitable, more productive and note higher job satisfaction, all of which make a manager’s job that much easier. For these reasons, it is in every employer’s best interest to take it into consideration.
Here are some of the ways that working with a staffing agency can ensure your staff is engaged.
A positive professional experience starts during the recruitment process. Candidates that have a good experience while working with a recruiter are not only going to be better prepared and equipped for the job, but they will go into the position with a positive mindset and will be more likely to feel engaged.
Candidates that have a bad taste in their mouths from the recruitment experience could potentially carry a negative attitude into the position, making it harder for employers to motivate them. Working with a staffing agency that creates positive and memorable experiences for every job seeker that walks through their doors is key in laying the groundwork for their workplace engagement.
Finding the Right Candidates
One of the biggest contributors to low employee engagement is when workers aren’t well-suited (or interested) for the position they have been hired for. However, if you don’t have the time or resources to find, interview and hire quality candidates yourself, this can often be the reality.
Staffing agencies go out of their way to source and screen candidates that are qualified and eager to work, and will never place a candidate in a position that they aren’t a good fit for. Specialized agencies know their specific industries inside and out, and understand what qualities are needed for a truly successful match. Having qualified and hardworking candidates on your team are not only more likely to contribute to a more engaged and motivated workforce, but they can also help improve your bottom line – it’s a win-win!
Temporary Workers Can Bring Enthusiasm
If your current employees have lost their motivation or enthusiasm at work, bringing in some temporary staff can help breathe new life into a project. Sometimes, a little bit of redistribution of talent is exactly what a workplace needs to get re-engaged. Whether that means bringing in temporary employees for a special project so that your full-time staff can focus, or integrating some temporary employees into your team to revitalize the work environment, temp workers can play a role in boosting employee engagement.
Staffing agencies like LPC are well-versed in both permanent and temporary employment. Whatever your specific needs are, you can be sure that we can find the right solution to make your workplace as successful as possible.
They Can Act as Consultants
Recruiters do much more than simply place candidates into positions – they are well-rounded job search professionals! Fostering a relationship with a staffing agency means you have seasoned veterans in your network who can offer you advice, not only pre-hire, but post-hire as well.
Recruiters are happy to provide ongoing guidance for both job seekers and employers, long after they have completed the hiring process. Remember: recruiters have extensive knowledge in the industry and have close relationships with candidates. This means they can typically offer employers some valuable insight in regards to what candidates need in a work setting in order to feel supported and engaged.
LPC Personnel has been staffing the Greater Houston Area for over 30 years and are experts in making positive, long-lasting placements in a variety of industries. If you are looking to add some talent to your team, don’t hesitate to reach out today!