Great warehouse employees are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Add in the challenge of an aging workforce and the need for effective recruiting becomes clearer. To ensure you have a full team to move your warehouse forward, some improvements to your recruitment and business processes are required.
Employee Recruitment for Warehouses: 4 Tips for Success
1. Offer Competitive Wages & Benefits
It’s no secret that one of the most important benefits you can offer your employees is pay. To recruit top candidates, you must offer a fair salary based on what your competitors offer and the national rates.
Benefits don’t stop with wages. Consider other items that are just as important to employees of all ages such as health insurance, paid time off and retirement plans.
2. Consider Flexible Scheduling Options
The world looks different now than it did even a year ago. Work-family balance has never been more important than it is now, especially for younger generations.
According to a recent study completed by Zenefits, 77% of employees consider flexible work arrangements a major consideration when evaluating job opportunities.
3. Sell Your Company Culture
Employees want to feel valued, seen and heard. If your warehouse doesn’t offer a supportive and communicative environment, it’s time to re-evaluate. And if you do offer it, sell it to your prospective employees.
Speak about your workplace culture in your job postings. Ask your recruiters to talk to applicants about what makes you different. Place your company values on your website. Do what you can to communicate your culture and what applicants can expect when working with you.
4. Improve Your Hiring Process
n overly complicated or lengthy hiring process can scare potential applicants away. By streamlining your hiring process, you can prevent applicant frustration and better vet matches for your warehouse. Here are a couple of tips to get you started:
- Simplify your application: All you need to ask for initially is general contact information and work history. The rest of the applicant’s information can be gathered during the interview. Also, make sure your application is easy to complete on mobile devices.
- Keep communicating: It’s common for applicants to complete their interview and then wait weeks for a “yes” or a “no” from the hiring company. Not only is this frustrating, but it also allows time for your applicants to find other opportunities. Keep communicating, even if there’s nothing new to report.
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