2019 is just around the corner, which means that companies throughout Minnesota are starting to think about plans for the year ahead.
To plan and execute a successful staffing strategy in 2019, follow these tips:
1. Review the previous year.
Look at your data from the past year. Take notes as you seek the answers to questions like:
- How do our KPIs compare to the year before?
- Who did we hire this year, and for what reasons?
- How well are those employees doing on the job? What are their biggest weaknesses or concerns?
- What were the biggest challenges we faced during the hiring process for each candidate?
During this review, your goal is to gain an understanding of what happened during the previous year, what worked well, and what needs to be changed or improved in order to reach goals more effectively.
2. Look ahead to the coming year.
Economic predictions for 2019 indicate companies may continue to struggle to find the right talent at the right time. Examine data specific to your industry and company to better understanding upcoming needs for staff.
Then, consider the areas of improvement you identified from the previous year. What are some concrete ways you can address these difficulties in 2019? For instance, if your company had trouble with candidates dropping out during the hiring process, look at options to streamline hiring and to keep top candidates engaged with the process.
3. Get competitive.
Budgets are always a concern in hiring, especially when it comes to payroll. Gather data on compensation trends to ensure you’re offering a competitive mix of pay and benefits to candidates for each job opening.
Then, talk to your recruiter. Staffing firms specialize in helping their clients strategize to meet their hiring needs within the limits of their budgets. Options like contract hires or temporary workers for seasonal rush periods can help you stay within budget while also achieving ambitious goals.
To find the people you need for a successful 2019, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced recruiters at THE RIGHT STAFF, LLC. We focus on helping companies in Edina and the Twin Cities connect with the best available talent for their goals. To learn more, reach out to us today.