We all want to have the best collectors and employees at our agency. You want employees that get the job done while remaining compliant and those that just bring a good vibe to the office. How do you do that?
Here are 4 things you need to have in order to attract the best employees:
- Great benefits including insurance and vacation – This used to be a given and the same across the board, but not anymore. Vacation PTO is all over the board and employees are looking for flexibility here. Health insurance options continue to change and become complicated. Look into each option available and find the best one for both employees and you.
- Strong retirement plan – This is a huge one! Employees are looking for a way to invest in their future, and you need to provide it. There are many options available, including 401k and Simple IRA. Consider a company match. That’s going to set you apart from competitors, bringing the better employees your way.
- Positive environment – The nature of our business can be tough. Make sure you’re providing an environment that is exciting and somewhere employees want to come to every day. This will also change as you begin to find and attract these positive employees.
- A way to develop skills and potential – Employees need to see the potential for growth. Whatever that looks like for you, make sure you’re offering a way for your employees to grow. Training programs, seminars, etc. are all great options. This is especially important as millennials and Gen Xers begin to take over the workforce.
Many years ago all agencies were the same when it came to benefits offered, but not anymore. Know your options and offer the best you can when it comes to these benefits. It’s what the great employees are looking for, and in order to obtain them, you need to offer what they’re looking for.
It starts with the hiring process. Ensuring that you find employees that fit the mold and culture of your agency that you can see potential in. When you finally find the best employees, you want to do your best to keep them. Do this by motivating them, encouraging them and maintaining that positive culture.