Employee morale matters, and it matters more than people realize. A strong morale within an organization is infectious and will have a positive benefit on performance, motivation, drive, and competitiveness – all things that are a sign of an industry leading company.
“At the individual level, the high morale employee will experience less stress than the low morale one and as a result, less absenteeism and sick days; the high morale employee will be more engaged, willing to work harder, be more committed to the organization’s goals than the low morale one, and certainly be a stronger advocate for the organization with others such as customers, family and friends or potential employees,” says David Bowles on Human Resources IQ.
While there are many ways to approach the morale question, there is one often overlooked strategy that can play a big role in improving employee morale – talent acquisition.
3 WAYS A TALENT ACQUISITION STRATEGY CAN IMPROVE EMPLOYEE MORALE
When, why, and who you hire all play big roles in shaping your company’s culture, and it’s important to consider how each new hire will impact your organization and fit in with your current team. Here are some important ways that a strong talent acquisition strategy can help with morale:
1. You will hire the right people:
A strong talent acquisition strategy will help you hire the right people – people with the right disposition and people who will fit in well with your current team. Hiring the wrong person could create a negative chain reaction internally and make your positive forward momentum come to a screeching halt.
2. You will find talent that is the right cultural fit:
Finding the right cultural fit is a key factor in the recruiting process today. You can teach skills and provide knowledge, but you can’t teach cultural fit. Finding people who have the same values and views as your organization will allow them to fit in seamlessly and help maintain the positive employee morale you’ve been working hard to develop.
3. Your team will get the help they need:
There will be times when your current team needs help. Whether it’s due to a job vacancy, temporary leave or company growth, a good acquisition strategy will help you find the right hire, fill a vacancy, and give your current team the help they need to be successful in their job.
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Felicia is the manager of human capital solutions at AugmentHR. With over six years of recruitment experience coupled with multi-faceted HR roles, Felicia is an expert in matching people with the right role and environment. She has worked in many different industries, including investment banking, HR consulting firms, medical, and commercial. Understanding people is one of her strengths, and she has recruited at every level, from directors, project managers, and engineers to operators and general labourers. Her ability to network and develop relationships has been a key tool to her success. With approximately two years of experience managing people and creating a positive work environment, Felicia’s diverse skill set makes her a well-rounded individual. Her business education and background help her identify different business needs and human capital solutions.