Now more than ever you may be asking yourself how to hire the best staff for your pet business. What’s working and what’s not in today’s post-pandemic world of hiring? We have seen some changes in our industry regarding starting pay, bonuses and incentives to build a great team. Have you adjusted your thoughts on this?
If not, you may need some fresh ideas to ensure you are hiring A-team players that stay with you. Here are a few thoughts on how to hire the best staff.
- We have members that have started to experiment with raising pay ranges for entry level team members. Some have had success getting a larger applicant pool with ranges that are nearing $15 per hour.
- Paying bonuses for starting a job with your business is also a new approach for our industry. This may mean offering $300 with a payment made at end of first week and another after completing training or a probationary period.
- Getting creative with benefits offered is another area that may help you find success. Benefits outside of free services and insurance often appeal to younger workers. Consider providing premium subscriptions to Netflix, Spotify or Hulu.
Today it is more essential than ever to ensure you have a strong foundation related to your hiring, onboarding and staff training systems. A-team players want confirmation that your business operates efficiently and provides them training to succeed in their new jobs. They are also interested in advancement so be clear on the career path opportunities available in your pet business.
Be sure to watch our video where we discuss all of these ideas in more depth. We also share ideas on how you can find ways to afford to pay more for the staff you need.