As employers are looking to fill their available roles, and more candidates are putting their names forward than ever before, it can be difficult to find the right individuals for the job, but time is of the essence when it comes to employing the correct people, as the longer you wait the longer that work is either not being completed or being completed well at least. But how can employers make a better effort to treat everyone as an individual from the very first contact, right to the day to day tasks that are being carried out?


Treat Everyone With Respect
Yes we’re all busy, and as employers, we have more than enough on our plates just keeping the business running smoothly, but if you wish to get the right people in the right places then you have to treat everyone with respect, it’s a sure-fire way to gain respect back and improve the overall motivation of your team too. But how do we do this?

Well for a start we can make sure that discrimination is banned from the workplace in all forms. It can be hard enough for certain people to find work, disabled people especially who already have few career opportunities, so it’s your responsibility to make it as smooth as possible.

Doing this will show you care enough to ensure that suitable roles are communicated to the right people. This can extend through the whole of the business on a day to day basis, get to know your team and then make sure your business accommodates their individuality and shows respect.


Ask For Ideas
Even though it would be so much easier to read minds we can’t do that, unfortunately, so we have to ask for feedback and ideas, your employees will be able to see and understand things in a different way to yourself, so make sure that you’re continually discussing things with your employees, it doesn’t have to be the case that you make adjustments or use every single idea, but the open line of communication with each individual will improve relationships and boost morale.


Be Unique
To be able to stand out from the crowd and attract the type of people you want working for you you must be able to work outside of your comfort zone now and then, hiring a new employee should be just as much about the advertising of the role as it is about the people applying. If you’re looking for a tech genius then creating content that directly speaks to that type of person, based on market research, will help you build just the right team for your projects. When everyone works together to create something special business usually thrives.

So whatever you do, make sure you are considering how your candidate searches may fall short, and what you can do to rectify the issue. More often than not you aren’t too far off the mark already, but it’s 2020 and the speed at which data moves is incredible. So treat everyone with respect and keep communicating with them as individuals, you’ll be glad you did.

By Lisa Baker, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Lisa Baker is the owner of Need to See it Publishing Group, providing contract news for business and news sites across the UK. Lisa is an experienced HR writer and commentator, editing HR publications for more than 5 years.