As helpful as technology is to optimizing what your business can accomplish, this kind of optimization relies equally on the people you have working there as well. This starts with hiring the right people, which means you first have to attract the right people. Let’s talk about how your business’ IT can help to make your business more appealing to talented potential applicants.
Let me ask you this: would you rather work someplace where you had to kick a 1990s-era copier to hopefully get it to work, or someplace where the staff didn’t have to deal with printing endless copies of a document, only to go back and revise it and print it out again, because everyone could access a single document via a shared digital storage space?
I really hope you picked the second option because I’d feel comfortable wagering that the vast majority of the people you’d want to hire would.
It’s no secret at this point that job applicants are looking for flexibility, particularly in where it is that they work. Remote work’s benefits have rung a bell that will not be unrung, and many of your prospective hires will be looking for the capability to work at least some of the time from home. Having the IT necessary to offer these capabilities will be essential if you plan on enabling remote or even hybrid operations.
It’s important to remember that you don’t have a monopoly over the vast majority of your candidates’ collective interests. Most of them are almost certainly going to be pursuing different opportunities. This means that you are very much racing to get the best candidates first.
Using automation to expedite the hiring process as much as possible can help give you a leg up in the race by simplifying the setup for interviews and resume reviews. That way, you can get to the most promising candidates first and hire them before your competitors have the chance to.
Finally, it’s important to remember that many of the people you hire will want to continue enhancing their skills and capabilities. While there are many ways to accomplish this through the thoughtful implementation of further automation—for instance, eliminating the rote tasks that eat up an employee’s time so it can be better spent on more productive efforts—there is a lot to be said about actively expanding an employee’s capabilities through training initiatives and other online education efforts. It’s a win for everyone: not only is your team member given more engaging and stimulating tasks, but you also get an employee who is more capable than they were before.
This is also just the start of the benefits that the right IT can deliver to your business. Find out what else the right technology can do for you by giving us a call at 253.777.0763!
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