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How to Find Trustworthy Franchise Employees
First things first, you have to let people know you’re hiring. There are all the normal channels. Posting ads, creating accounts with hiring agencies, or even scheduling open interviews. However, you can take things a step further in order to find the highest of caliber workers: spread the news by word of mouth. Talk to your trusted confidants and let them know you need employees. Tell the kind of work you’re offering, what qualities you’re looking for, and more. 

Working through trusted contacts will bring a wider reach of potential applicants, but it will also give you a leg up with warm leads. Your people might even talk you up, giving you a better chance at interested parties. 

Make connections with people wherever you can and prove yourself to be a worthy boss. While you’re looking for quality workers, they’re also looking for a trustworthy boss. Show just how great you would be to work for from day one to increase your chances at finding and hiring the highest caliber of workers. 

Worker Training and Retention for Your Franchise
Now it’s time to dig deeper. As the franchise owner, it’s your job to invest in your business. That means in your employees, too. Train your workers, invest in their time and education; it will only help the business succeed. Spend time ensuring they know your business inside and out, as well as their daily tasks. 

Then, plan for ongoing training in months or years to come. Continuing to teach your workers is a best practice, and it’s a reflection of how you yourself run the business. Allow them to learn new skills, and for it, you can have higher quality and better trained workers. Of course, this will initiate the need for more pay and benefits, too. Get your workers to stick around for the long haul by proving their worth. 

Employees who feel appreciated are far more likely to show their loyalty, all while being able to provide better services to your franchise business. And in turn, it makes them better workers, and a better fit for your business. 

Practice Great Company Culture
Finally, it’s time to look into your franchise culture and ensure it’s a great environment for people to work. Your ownership skills, your management style, and more will all determine the tone of their workplace. Don’t create a volatile environment where worker turnover is high. Spend the time to get to know your employees and their wants and you can create an environment in which people want to remain. The latter is an outcome that helps your franchise and in turn, creates more profits for you, the business owner. 

There are many ways to get your franchise employees to stay. But showing you value their time and dedication is one of the best ways to get them to stay on board. Put in the necessary work to recruit, train, and maintain these workers and your franchise will benefit from your efforts. 

By Bethaney Wallace | Aug 27, 2021 | General Franchise Information