How to fight staff shortages


On top of rising costs, economic uncertainty, and other external factors, businesses today are also battling staff shortages. Thanks to trends like quiet quitting, the great resignation, and more, countless companies are finding themselves in need of people power. 

To combat staff shortages and make your business attractive to the best talent, you need to make it a great place to work. Sounds simple enough right? If so, then why isn’t everyone doing it? Because it’s hard to know where to start. Luckily for you, we have some simple steps for making your workplace a great place to work. 

Keep your workplace clean and safe 

This is something that is sadly overlooked by many companies. Providing a clean and safe working environment is not only a legal requirement but also an expectation of anyone who works for you. If you haven’t done so already, enlist the help of a facilities management company. They will be able to provide professional cleaners, and security staff and may even be able to help update your office design. 

Foster a healthy company culture

The culture of the workplace plays a key role in productivity and employee morale. A healthy culture will empower your staff, foster good relationships, and set your business up for success. A toxic culture will see people walking out your doors and never coming back. Culture starts at the top, so be sure to lead by example and set the tone for the rest of the business. 

Offer competitive perks

A salary might not be enough to attract and keep talent today, so it makes sense to offer people a little more. The good news is that there are plenty of simple and affordable ways to do this. A good place to start is to consider offering flexible working or extra days of annual leave. Don’t be afraid to get creative. Remember, the more you give to your team, the more they will give back to you. 

Monitor work-life balance 

A work-life balance will be at the top of the priority list for anyone you meet. If your staff are overworked, stressed, and unable to take breaks, they will burn out, lose their productivity, and potentially leave your company. Ensure that your staff maintain a healthy work-life balance and you will reap the rewards. 

Show off 

Social media is a tool that can be used for many different things, including showing the world how great it is to work for you! Use social media to promote your products, share your successes, and highlight your staff and the great work they do. This will make your staff feel appreciated and attract more talent to you. 

Final Thoughts

If you’re worried about staff shortages, keep the tips in this guide in mind.