In today’s job market, not only is it difficult to find good employees, but it’s equally challenging to keep them. Modern workers are confident, aren’t afraid to ask for what they want and won’t think twice about moving on to greener pastures if another opportunity presents itself. As such, you may find yourself focusing more on staffing your property management company than you ever have before. To improve the chances of attracting, hiring and retaining top talent, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Establish a solid online presence.
Just as employers head to the internet to research the candidates they’re considering, job seekers do the same about prospective employers. Put your best foot forward by creating a strong, positive online presence for your property management company. Start with a well-designed website that conveys your values and culture. Utilize social media to let your personality shine. Be interactive and engaging. This will help forge a good first impression with your candidates before they even send in their resume.
Treat hiring as an investment.
Great employees know they’re in high demand and are empowered by that fact. And just as you have certain expectations for the people you bring onboard, such as a specified level of education or experience, high-quality employees will have expectations of their own. Try not to look at a high-salaried employee as an expense, but rather an investment into the long-term success of your property management company. When you treat your team with respect financially, they’ll work harder and be more likely to stay on for the long haul.
Make technology a priority.
To win over the best of the best, you have to outpace your competition and one of the most effective ways to do that is by investing in technology. In doing so, you demonstrate that you value your employees and are willing to supply them with everything they need to do their jobs well. Providing tools like laptops, mobile devices and the latest property management software will enable you to win the war on talent.
Showcase your differences.
In addition to salary, benefits and technology, a great company culture is something today’s top employees are looking for – particularly those from the millennial generation. If you’ve got some great perks, don’t be afraid to show them off. If you don’t, consider adding some fun “extras” into the mix, such as catered lunches, a flexible work schedule or a pet-friendly office. These are all things that will help you stand out from other employers and position your company as the better place to work.
Finding (and keeping) great employees for your property management company will ultimately depend upon your ability to use modern methods of communication, stay up-to-date with the latest technology and create a winning culture. Make employee satisfaction the core of your business and you’ll be on track for a long and prosperous future.