Everyone wants the best for their business, and we all have different ideas for achieving what we think is ‘best’.
According to our friends at Way We Do – the online business process experts – the first thing you need when you’re looking for new staff is a good employer reputation with your current team.
“With a growing number of sites and online tools that let employees to review what their company is like to work for”, the company warns, “it’s just smart business to treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve as human beings.”
It’s just as important to treat your applicants and candidates well too. If you’re lucky enough to have more than one good candidate apply for a job, but you only have one position to fill, don’t burn your silver medal winners. Invite them to join your candidate pool and ask their permission to call them back if something else comes up.
Build the emotional bank accounts you have in the marketplace, and make a good impression. Even if they find work elsewhere in the meantime, they may be able to recommend a friend or colleague who will be just as capable — and you’ll have saved significant time and cost in rebuilding your pool.
You may think these things are no-brainers, but you’d be surprised. Decision-makers can miss the mark. And sometimes, you could park a bus in the gap they miss by.
The team at Way We Do have come across some cringe-inducing examples, that are at best thoughtless and at worst, well, you can see for yourself.
In their “Unbelievable Company Policies & Procedures” infographic, they’ve compiled a list of the world’s most dubious cases. We may laugh when we read them, but there’s a lesson to learn in every one.