In the competitive property management industry, the one thing that can truly set your organization apart is the ability to attract and retain highly talented personnel. Of course, knowing this and actually accomplishing it are two entirely different things. Do you know what it takes to be a company that quality employees truly want to work for? Let’s take a look.
Make People a Priority
It’s difficult to stray from the “customer first” mentality, but if you really want to attract those who will make your property management company great, you need to offer them a place to work where they will feel appreciated and valued. Subsequently, your employees will be happier, which will lead to better customer service, so it’s a win-win.
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Treat them Like Adults
There’s recently been a big shift toward things like unlimited vacation time, and this is all part of the idea that when employees are treated like responsible adults, they’ll show their appreciation by giving back to the company. This is being proven to be incredibly powerful, and one of the driving motivators behind talented prospects selecting their preferred employers.
Your prospects may be interested in joining your team in the current role you’re offering, but that doesn’t mean that’s where they’ll always want to stay. Talented professionals want to excel at what they do, but they also want to grow in their careers. Make sure you’ve got growth opportunities available to demonstrate that your company is progressive.
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Ditch the Hierarchy
The future workplace is one where management and employees are able to work together and collaborate through transparency and mutual respect. You don’t necessarily have to eliminate all management roles (like Zappos did with holacracy), but you should make some cultural shifts and shake up your organizational chart so that it’s more about innovation and progress than it is about fancy titles and corner offices with a view.
In addition to fair wages and conventional benefits, show your prospects that your organization is a great place to work by offering other creative, out-of-the-box perks. Whether it’s free lunch on Fridays, video games in the break room or the opportunity to work from home one or two days a week, when you invest in the little things that make people happy, it’ll pay off for your business big time.
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