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Hiring tips to reduce turnover

hiring tips to reduce turnover

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Finding, attracting, interviewing, and onboarding new hires is time consuming and costly. Finding the right fit between employee and employer is important to ensuring that an organization’s turnover is reduced significantly. 

At The West Egg Group of companies, we specialize in workforce management and take great care in our onboarding process. Here are a few tips we’ve learned along the way to help your organization hire, retain, and nurture top talent. 

How to build a team that fits your business and sticks around: 

  1. Hire the right skill set
    Ensure that you thoroughly check and scrutinize credentials to ensure that the employee has the skill set that their resume says they do. In some instances, it’s appropriate to request candidates to complete an assessment or sample assignment to demonstrate their abilities.

     

  2. Look for a culture fit
    You want your new hires to fit in with your existing team members. This doesn’t mean that everyone has to be carbon copies of one another, but you should be on the lookout for like-mindedness when it comes to the values and behaviours that your company embodies and expects your employees to exude.

  3. Offer competitive pay
    A sure way to attract top talent, and to keep them, is to compensate them fairly for the work they do. Be sure to keep up with industry trends with respect to annual salaries or hourly wages and to offer financial incentives and raises when appropriate.

4. Communicate company perks/benefits
If you offer medical benefits, vacation pay, or other perks outside of compensation, communicate them upfront during the recruitment process. Be sure to quantify the benefits whenever possible to highlight their value.

5. Keep the positive feedback flowing
Employees want to know that their contributions matter. Be sure to share positive feedback (and constructive, when necessary) to help them feel known, appreciated, and to encourage their professional growth.

6. Map out their career path
Great employees are on the hunt for opportunities that lead to bigger things. No matter what role you’re hiring for, be sure to start the conversation around career growth with applicants so they know that you’re invested in their success and professional development.

7. Be flexible
Especially now, job seekers are looking for flexibility at work. For some, this means working flex hours to accommodate for family obligations or perhaps accommodations to attend personal appointments at times. Do your best to balance personal requests with business priorities and keep the lines of communication open with your new hires to avoid hiccups like scheduling issues. 

With these simple tips in-mind, you’ll be able to find the right fits for your organization and hire more confidently. 

For organizations that require workforce management support, we’re here for you. Contact us to discuss your unique hiring and workforce needs.

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How to be a top team member

How to be a top team member

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We all want to be known for doing great work, but sometimes it’s hard to determine how best to stand-out among your peers or to make a professional impact. 

 

Here are 5 quick tips to help you become the MVP of your team, no matter what your role:

 

Tip #1: Be reliable

Having great follow-through is a desirable skill set, and something that you demonstrate over time.

Whenever you are given a task, to-do, or commit to deliver something, ensure that you do it. When your colleagues and manager feel that they can rely on you, you’re seen as a valuable contributor to the team. 

 

Communication is also key. There will always be times when schedules go sideways or you encounter roadblocks. Be sure to communicate when, where, and how you will deliver against your objectives and keep those impacted in the know of any changes to the plan or deliverable date. 

 

Tip #2: Be flexible
What’s being asked of you may change from time to time as the needs of the business evolve. Try not to stay tied to current practices and processes. Be open to trying new ways of working and feel empowered to share your feedback on what works and what could be adjusted. 

 

New tasks are a great way to expand your skill set and demonstrate that you have more to give. And, accepting and excelling at new tasks puts you in a great position to discuss a promotion or to pursue other professional development opportunities. 

 

Tip #3: Share information and resources
When you come across great intel or have tips of the trade, share them with your team and manager. It positions you as a thought leader and shows that you’re engaged in your work. 

 

It’s also a great way to be seen as a mentor — someone that others can go to with questions or for guidance. This is another great skill that sets you up for upward mobility within your organization.

Tip #4: Stay positive
We all have off days at work, but try to remain upbeat and positive overall. People respond more favourably to positive rhetoric, so take note of the words you choose and the tone you use with your peers, management, and any customers or clients that you interact with. 

 

When receiving feedback, be sure to look for — and ask for — the positive in addition to any constructive feedback. It will help you to identify areas that you can improve upon and also prompts the individual giving the feedback to be more positive as well. 

 

Tip #5: Self-promote
Don’t let your hard work fly under the radar! Be proud of what you’ve accomplished. Talk about what you’ve been working on and the positive results/impacts in 1:1 meetings with your manager.

 

Whenever possible, share metrics around how your contributions impact the business. This will help you progress more quickly within your role, company, and industry.  

 

 

At The West Egg Group of companies, we encourage team members to strive to be their best selves and to support one another in their pursuit of professional development and the learning of new skills. 

 

To learn more about the types of roles we recruit for and the sectors we serve, visit our careers page.

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What are commercial security services?

WHAT ARE COMMERCIAL SECURITY SERVICES?

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Security services aren’t just for homes and residential properties. A range of security services are frequently used in and around commercial spaces to protect businesses, employees, and customers. 

Wondering about the differences and just what commercial security services include? Here’s an overview:

The basics of commercial security services 

Commercial security services are more complex and typically offer greater, and more comprehensive protection compared to residential security services. There are a few reasons for this. Commercial security services often:

  • Cover a larger space (indoor and/or outdoor)
  • Have evolving needs and require a greater range of specialty services
  • Are responsible for a greater number of people (both on-site employees and transient visitors)

Whether a business is large or small, there is often a need for services such as:

  • Video surveillance 
  • On-site uniformed security personnel 
  • Security patrol
  • Emergency response

Benefits of commercial security services

Many businesses need help with loss prevention, crowd management, and site safety. Other reasons and benefits for engaging a professional security services provider include:

  1. Responding to emergency situations
    Whether tips off by security surveillance, tripped alarms, or calls from on-site employees and customers, having an individual on site who is professionally trained to respond to a variety of situations is critical for a swift, successful, and safe resolution.

  2. Protection against intruders
    The presence of uniformed security personnel is shown to deter intruders and aid in loss prevention.

  3. Unique security needs
    Many businesses have security services that are unique to their site(s), products, and people. Engaging a trustworthy and tenured security team is critical for ensuring safe and smooth business operations and offer greater peace of mind. 

More reasons to hire professional commercial security services. 

The West Egg Group approach

At The West Egg Group Security Services, we take a comprehensive approach to commercial security services, offering customized solutions tailored to the individual site(s) as well as the needs and business objectives of our clients — all while considering the guest experience.

Our services include:

  • Commercial, corporate, and mobile security services
  • Uniformed security personnel
  • Concierge services
  • Security patrol
  • Gatehouse operations
  • Mobile patrol units
  • Parking enforcement
  • Emergency response 
  • Personal escorts
  • Bespoke ad hoc services

 As part of The West Egg Group of companies, our security personnel are highly trained in their field, ensuring that our clients, their customers and guests receive the highest level of service excellence in the industry.

Talk to us about what The West Egg Group Security Services can do for your commercial business.

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