One major thing that contributes to recruitment success is the state of the work environment. You could offer a candidate the best perks, but if they have to work in a hostile workplace atmosphere, you’ll likely lose them.

Although it’s not the primary responsibility of recruitment pros, a positive work environment will convince current employees to stay longer. 

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Let’s examine how the work environment impacts recruitment success in more detail. 

Workplace Environment Matters in Recruitment Success

Many employers think they understand what employees want. Many might think of big perks like an onsite gym. However, in a recent Harvard study, employees reported wanting more basic needs met, such as:

  • Better air quality; 
  • Natural lighting;
  • A personalized workspace. 

In sum, most people in the survey said they want their workplace to care about their health and well-being. So, if employers focus on creating a workplace that takes care of the basics for the health and well-being of employees, they will not only bring in good workers but also keep them. 

The place where people work is important in hiring because it can help you bring in many different people and convince really good workers to pick your company. Also, it can make sure they stay for a long time.

Recruitment Success is Attracting a diverse candidate pool 

A diverse team is one of the best assets a business can have. 

Research from McKinsey & Company revealed a clear connection between profitability and gender and ethnic diversity. Companies that focused on having different kinds of people were more likely to do better financially than others. And they also value more. 

When the workplace environment is set up to welcome and support a diverse and inclusive workforce, it’s easier to attract a candidate pool full of individuals with varying backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets. 

As a result, you can build a diverse team that affords the company the results mentioned above, along with benefits like more innovation, increased equity, and better customer service. 

Recruitment Success is Persuading top talent to choose your company

Talented employees have lots of options. What will make them choose you over a competitor that’s offering them the same position, pay, schedule, and benefits package? Your work environment. 

A positive, supportive work environment matters to top talent. People won’t choose to work at a company where the work atmosphere is unfriendly, and employees feel tired and unhappy. Instead, they’ll choose a place that values them and provides everything they need to feel good and do well at work. 

If a skilled candidate is on the fence about applying to your company, the uplifting work environment will get them over it. 

Recruitment Success is Keeping talented workers at the company long-term 

Keeping the best workers isn’t the main job of a recruiter. But the main aim is for the people they bring in to get hired and stay at the company for a long time. The work environment plays a big part in making this happen. Here’s how: 

  1. You understand the workplace environment offered in the company.
  2. You tell potential workers all about the great workplace atmosphere they’ll have access to if they’re hired.
  3. Talented candidates apply because of this (and other things of course) and the best matches are hired.
  4. The work environment ends up being exactly what you said it was going to be, producing happy and productive employees who want to stay because they’re being well taken care of.

Loyal employees keep the company’s turnover rate low. And this means less time and money you’ll spend on recruiting and training new employees and a better bottom line for the business. 

How to Create an Attractive Work Environment

The place where you work can help your hiring efforts. So, to start, you need to create a good work environment that attracts the right workers and makes them want to stay. 

First, define your ideal employees. Who are they? What kind of skills and personalities do they have? More importantly, what would they be attracted to in a work environment? You must create a work environment with your ideal workers in mind so that they’ll want to come and stay. 

After that, work with leadership to construct a positive, supportive work environment tailored to your ideal staff.  

This may involve making your systems and processes more efficient. Efficiency improves employee safety and well-being. Having clear processes and ways of doing things leads to fewer accidents. It helps with assigning tasks and making sure the amount of work is reasonable. Also, good communication becomes simpler.

As a result, your employees are more secure and happier in the workplace, increasing their productivity and enhancing the morale in the work environment.   

Continue to build an appealing work environment with practices that focus on both attraction and retention, such as: 

  • Implement modern technology that competing organizations don’t have; 
  • Design a detailed professional development program; 
  • Give current employees bonuses for referring good candidates;
  • Establish job and cultural expectations;
  • Treat everyone fairly; 
  • Offer flexible scheduling options;
  • Establish a dedicated human resources department. 

The work environment can’t solely be built to attract top talent. It needs to have aspects that support employee retention as well to truly support recruitment efforts. 

Why I Wrote This:

Recruiting talented employees is so much easier when you have a positive, supportive work environment to showcase, and be sure to highlight this in your job descriptions. Request a demo to learn more about how Ongig’s Text Analyzer can help you do it.

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