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CHRISTMAS 2020 ❆ BC HOLSTEIN NEWS 23
Attract and Keep the Best Employees
 Teresa Born, Human Resources Manager, WestGen
Teresa shares her time and HR expertise with Proventus and believes in supporting employees and employers to do and be their best.
 Good employees are hard to find and keeping them can be a tough task for many employers.
Across the agricultural landscape, employers are confronted with the challenge to hang on to employees,
employer and employees stay connected and where both benefit from the workplace culture.
Online staffing platform, Sidekicker, defines workplace culture as the environment that you create for your
about the job that
will help them
better cope with job
demands once they
are hired. Realistic
job previews also
inspire the belief
in employees that
their employer is
concerned about
them and honest
with them, which leadstohigherlevels
of commitment.
Be transparent and
complete in detailing
the tasks that are required for the job.
When looking at the résumés of job candidates, look for longevity with previous employers. The candidate may have all the qualifications you are looking for, but if they have gone from job to job, how is this job going to be different? Look for candidates who have proven loyalty and have the ability to stick with the job.
A positive workplace culture boosts employee performance and retention. People don’t want to leave a workplace where they feel successful,valuedandappreciated.
employees. It plays a powerful role in determining employee work satisfaction, relationships and development. Workplace culture is the mix of your business’s leadership, values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviours and attitudes that contribute to the emotional and relational environment of your workplace. We don’t often think about these as
especially top performers. The high cost of employee turnover is one reason why recruitment and retention are so important. Experts estimate the average cost of turnover to be equivalent to one year’s salary. Organizations have started to figure out that their success is dependent on being able to attract and retain talented employees.
An important element of any organization’s success is a strategy where every employee is treated as a valuable resource. Nothing will improve an organization’s ability to attract and retain employees better than offering higher salaries and more benefits than its competitors. Competitive financial rewards are a must, but employees are looking for more. This includes a happy workplace, where both
they are generally unspoken and unwritten rules.Workplacecultureiskeytoemployee retention. It drives employee attitudes and behaviours. A positive workplace culture boosts employee performance and retention. People don’t want to leave a workplace where they feel successful, valued and appreciated.
Efforts to reduce turnover can begin in the recruitment and personnel selection process, before employees enter the organization. In the recruitment stage, a useful tool for reducing turnover is the realistic job preview. Realistic job previews are comprehensive profiles that communicate both the good and bad aspects of a job, the positive and negative features. This provides applicants with realistic expectations and characteristics
taught (not to trivialize skills in any way). Capacity to do the job is the sum total of character and competence (skills). The most appropriate approach is to always have the two (character and skills) blended in a healthy way, but the truth is that character always wins out. The character a person brings to the job is more important than the skills they bring.
The character a person brings to the job is more important than the skills they bring.
Start with good people, communicate with your employees, motivate and reward them. If you do all of those things effectively, you can’t lose! Remember - people don’t want to leave a workplace where they feel successful, valued and appreciated. Zig Ziglar once
Hire for personality, not for skills. Remember that skills can be taught; character and personality cannot be
said, “You don’t build a business, you build people, and then people build the business.”
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