Hiring in Seattle? Start 2014 Strong with These Tips

January 10th, 2014

There’s no better time to start fresh than the beginning of a new year. Now that 2014 has officially arrived, you’re probably working hard to create a plan for success this year.

Starting the year off by hiring new employees is an exciting way to foster success. A larger staff can make your business more productive and allow for the generation of many new and innovative ideas.

Three Tips to Effectively Manage Your Workforce
Before beginning to add to your workforce, it’s important to assess your company to make sure you have a plan in place to effectively manage both your new hires and existing staff members. Use these three tips to better manage your team in 2014:

  1. Create a Positive Work Environment.
    Your company is only as strong as the employees behind your brand. It’s important to keep them happy, so they value their jobs and enjoy coming to work each day. If you don’t already offer perks like paid time off and flexible working arrangements, consider implementing these changes in the new year. Managers also play a key role in an employee’s level of job satisfaction, so make sure everyone in these leadership roles has received proper training on effective management techniques.
  2. Provide Proper Training.
    Make sure new employees attend a new hire orientation to get them acquainted with your company values and what you stand for. Additionally, it’s essential that each person is thoroughly trained on how to do their job. Not receiving proper training can lead to frequent and expensive errors, as well as levels high employee turnover. It’s also important to realize that training doesn’t end at orientation ─ workers should constantly be given the opportunity to enhance their skills, even those who have been in their jobs for years.
  3. Open the Lines of Communication.
    People are more excited and engaged in their work when they feel like their opinion counts. Listen to what your employees have to say and work with them to set goals that encourage personal and professional growth. Showing people that you value their thoughts and are invested in them as a person creates asatisfied workforce.

Ready to start the new year off right by finding hardworking, talented staff to fill open positions at your company? Contact Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing. One of the Seattle’s top financial and accounting employment agencies, we have a network of skilled professionals ready to join your team.