How to Attract the Best Employees for Light Industrial Positions

a man and woman in light industrial positions
Follow these suggestions when looking for new candidates to fill your company’s light industrial positions.

Attracting qualified, dedicated employees for your light industrial business can be challenging, especially with the high turnover rate in the industry. You may be turning to temporary employees or contract workers to help supplement your production schedule if you’re short on talent. If you find a temporary employee you like working with, you can hire them and have a new reliable member of your team. However, finding those employees can be difficult. If you follow the tips below, you can develop a strategy for attracting responsible, hardworking employees to fill your open light industrial positions.

Be Honest About the Position

To attract the workers you want for your light industrial positions, you have to be honest about what job you are offering them. Don’t just provide the positive aspects and expect the person to stick around when reality doesn’t quite measure up. Light industrial positions are often physically demanding, so you should not hide that fact. Let your interviewees know in the job listing, and during the interview, precisely what the physical demands are for the job. 

Determine the Best Candidate

You can’t successfully attract employees to your business without first knowing who you are trying to attract. This doesn’t just refer to knowing what job experience you want your employees to have. You may also care about hiring someone who fits within your company culture. Ask yourself what qualities your ideal employee possesses and how they fit into the core principles of your company. Once you have established what you want in your “ideal candidate,” you can begin to look for them! 

Establish Competitive Benefits

Being honest about light industrial positions means that you should have a positive payoff that makes any undesirable or difficult aspects more attractive. Are you offering benefits? What will employees get out of the job, in either experience or rewards? Why would someone want to fill this particular light industrial position at your company? Make sure you can answer these questions, as potential employees may ask them. 

Encourage Current Employees to Refer Candidates

If you approve of the skills and judgment of your current light industrial staff, it can be a useful tool to ask them to spread the word about open positions and refer candidates to you. They are likely to know other hardworking and trustworthy individuals that can do the work you require. 

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. 

First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.