August 09, 2019
Five Simple Things Small Businesses Can Do To Attract and Retain Employees
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According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019), the national unemployment rate in July 2019 was 3.7 percent, only .1 percent above a 49-year low of 3.6 percent reached in April 2019. In an economy with unemployment rates at historic lows, an emphasis on inviting and supportive workplace culture is imperative for the success of a small business.
Few small businesses can afford the creature comfort benefits that many large Silicon Valley companies offer, but small businesses do have far more to offer than they may realize. The opportunities are numerous and oftentimes small business owners simply need some ideas to get started. While owner of IntrinXec, I was proud to have our company named one of Minnesota's "Top 100 Best Places to Work" by Minnesota Business magazine for six years in a row (2013-2018), and much of what made our culture so attractive to employees was through the small things that our leadership team did to show the employees we cared about them as individuals.
A key way to continue to attract and retain employees in a market where unemployment is so low is to focus on intangibles that can set your workplace culture apart. To help you get started, following are five simple things that small businesses can do to begin creating an award-winning workplace culture:
There are many more opportunities that small businesses can pursue to create a supportive and engaging workplace culture. To chat more about how you can create an award-winning workplace culture-specific for your business, connect with me on LinkedIn and schedule a consultation call with me here.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Retrieved from
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