How Does Wage Analysis Improve Headcounts?
As organizations expand and grow, it is not uncommon for wages and associated benefits to get lost in the growth process – resulting in non-competitive wages and excessive levels of employee turnover. A wage analysis is a comprehensive examination of the current wage and benefits programs within the manufacturing facility for an individual position type in comparison with other similar positions locally, nationally or industry-wide. The results of a wage analysis can, in turn, help determine if current wages and benefits packages are attracting top talent or directly contributing to low headcounts.
The top priority for many modern manufacturers is maintaining a consistent workforce. Unfortunately, this leads many manufacturers to recruit employees that are not always a great fit just to ensure headcounts are being consistently met instead of focusing on not only meeting headcounts but attracting and retaining the right quality of employees. With a competitive wage analysis, manufacturers can determine what hourly pay rate would attract the right talent that would stay long-term while also contributing to the overall success of the business. This actively reduces employee turnover and creates a reliable workforce that further improves productivity and efficiency.
Understanding the right market wage for labor, paying employees fairly, and ensuring they are treated well is important for positive results. Taking the bold step to determine the right wage and offer higher pay than competitors may seem like a costly approach. Although, this increased wage can help recruit and attract qualified candidates while also increasing the demands placed on each employee at a line level. While this may seem like a daunting task for many modern manufacturers, Certified Source makes finding the right wage easy while improving headcounts through performance-based staffing services.
How Can Targeted Recruitment and Retention Programs Help Meet Headcounts?
Numerous benefits can be achieved when a company focuses on targeted recruitment and retention programs. Initially, these programs facilitate building an employer brand presence in front of the best talent available.
When a targeting message is compelling, it creates a positive brand image among job seekers. It also ensures that candidates are familiar with your brand in the future if new opportunities that meet their criteria become available. In essence, this strategy creates the opportunity to prepare for future positions and those currently available.
An additional benefit afforded by targeting recruitment strategies designed to meet headcounts is that any "hard-to-fill" positions within the organization will become easier. This happens because the organization knows the exact skill sets and experience needed; however, the real benefit is that candidates can be matched against these requirements to ensure the right fit. With this strategy in place, any received applications are more likely to meet the minimum requirements, allowing the recruiter or employer to focus on quality candidates instead of sifting through applications that do not meet their needs.
Once these headcounts are met, good retention programs must be in place to ensure that this talent does not leave in the short-term. Even the implementation of a basic employee retention program can help a company further improve its ability to recruit top talent – instead of being viewed as just a stepping stone to other industry opportunities.
Far too often, organizations worry about slowing employee churn since high turnover rates drain available time and resources. Having strong employee recruitment and retention plan in place can help mitigate this risk long-term. Although creating new employee retention and targeted recruitment strategies takes time, the benefits that can be achieved are immense. Just remember to align your plans with your existing company culture for the most impact. Through Certified Source’s Performance Based Staffing services, companies are able to ensure that their headcounts are being met through well-crafted and implemented targeted recruitment strategies.
How Can Pre-Screening Help with Meeting Headcounts?
Two of the most critical tools when pre-screening candidates often center around the resume and the employment application. Any company that asks candidates to fill out a resume can use these tools to quickly screen them to determine if the candidate is qualified enough for an interview or continue to the next step. Without a system like this in place, companies may be prolonging their hiring process and leaving jobs vacant for extended periods.
While many hiring managers feel pressure to fill job vacancies quickly, they may not be bringing in the top talent needed to fulfill job duties and stay with the company long-term. This revolving door of employees can skyrocket turnover numbers and leave consistent gaps among the actual headcounts the organization can achieve. Without pre-screening measures and technologies in place, this cycle will never be broken. Headcounts will constantly fluctuate, causing even more problems for a company than they may have previously imagined.
Researching and implementing pre-screening processes may seem daunting for companies; however, once the process is developed, the benefits that it will provide to the organization are immense. If a pre-screening system is being implemented, it is vital to ensure that the system scans for the unique qualifications and requirements that the organization is looking for in a new employee.
As previously noted, it is essential to make sure that these qualifications are not being used to discriminate against candidates. All efforts should be devoted to focusing on skills, work experience or qualifications alone.
Certified Source provides Performance Based Staffing services that help fulfill employers' needs to ensure they are getting the best candidates possible at all times. Through our unique system, employers can take a hands-off approach. At the same time, we manage the workforce, limit turnover and ensure that the best candidates possible are filling and vacancies that may be available. No matter what an employer client's needs may be, our team is sure to have the right fit to meet their required headcounts.
How Do Pre-Employment Evaluations Help Meet Headcounts?
Organizations often have a wide variety of reasons for implementing pre-employment evaluations; however, using them to find the suitable candidates to meet headcounts is frequently among the most critical. Fortunately, pre-employment evaluations can be tailor-fit for any position, and the wide variety of testing types will likely be beneficial for the pickiest hiring manager.
In many cases, successful employers that garner the top talent will use pre-employment evaluations to quickly sort through resumes while also ensuring they retain the top talent available within those candidate pools.
Taking the time to gather sufficient data on new applicants through pre-employment evaluations can also help increase the quality of interviews that organizations can have with their narrowed-down list of candidates. With these evaluations completed, hiring managers can then ask specific questions about the candidate’s skills or work experience to determine if they are the right fit for a job. This ensures quality standards are still being met to create a long-term partnership with potential employees while also expediting the process to ensure headcounts are being met as efficiently as possible.
Organizations that make intelligent hiring decisions often have higher productivity levels and less trouble meeting headcounts; however, this all hinges on how much effort is being placed on finding suitable candidates for the open positions. Any pre-employment evaluations that will be used must be selected carefully to avoid any potential ramifications for violating state or federal regulations through discriminatory hiring practices. For this reason, working with an experienced staffing agency is often recommended for the best outcomes and candidate selections. Certified Source can help make the process easy through our performance based staffing services.