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Employee Retention Tips to Help You Find (and KEEP) Your Best Employees

Building a fantastic team is hard work, but you won’t get ahead unless your company is powered by the best. If you’re having trouble finding quality employees — or retaining them — it’s time to make some much-needed changes to both your hiring and management strategies.

HTSS, Inc. — an expert on staffing in Emmaus, PA and the rest of the Lehigh Valley — has some tips to help improve your employee roster.

Four Ways to Find and Keep Your Best Employees

Hire for Cultural Fit

When you post a job opening, you’re probably inundated with resumes from seemingly great prospects, but keep an open mind throughout the interview process. The candidate with the most impressive resume might seem like the obvious choice, but if their personality doesn’t mesh with the rest of your team, they won’t last.

A poor cultural fit might not be immediately obvious to you, so include several staffers in the interview process and choose the best fit together.

Don’t Micromanage

You take great care to hire talented people, so trust them to do their jobs without constantly hovering over them. No one likes being micromanaged, and the best and brightest people won’t stand for it. If you don’t give employees the freedom to work their own way, they’ll find another employer that will.

Provide a Strong Work-Life Balance

Most jobs require people to put in occasional overtime, but if your team barely has time for anything else, burnout is imminent. Work is an important part of their lives, but it isn’t the only thing they care about. Your employees need personal time for their families, friends, and hobbies. If achieving a work-life balance is impossible at your organization, expect to lose key staffers to employers who treat them as humans — not robots.

Promote From Within

Top talent is always focused on their next career move. If you tend to hire external candidates instead of promoting from within, you can’t expect these ambitious professionals to stay put. Work with your best employees to develop a plan for career growth at your company and make a habit of assessing internal talent before posting jobs externally.

HTSS, Inc. wants to help you build your dream team! Contact us today to discuss your needs and create a plan to secure the best-fit Lehigh Valley professionals for the long-term.


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.