A Great Recruiting Tool

There’s loads of evidence that investing a little effort in your team will yield positive results, what are some of theTeam Building things that you can do? Well, you can start by actually asking your team what is it that they want and what they would like the clinic to be like in five years’ time.

This in itself will make you stand out and start getting engagement because so few employees are ever asked, but you do have to be seen to follow through. One of the businesses I work with gives everyone their birthday off as an extra day’s holiday – and it’s compulsorily that they do something fun.

The team also decided to have a book club, so every month when they have their team meeting people report on a book they’ve read that month, that’s taken from library that the business has built up.

They also have regular nights out, attending things like cookery training, as well as some more adventurous stuff, they’ve also got a Pinterest board set up for what the future office looks like (someone’s even pinned a picture of a slide from the first floor to the ground floor), and there are plans for a long weekend to Barcelona when the agency hits certain targets.

This works for them because it works for the team, but every business is different because every team is different. Something that I’d highly recommending doing as well is finding out what personal goals your employees have, big and small – most people have no idea how to set goals properly or even that they should be writing them out.

You can do this by getting someone in to run a goal-setting workshop, and during the process you should at some point be writing down a list of things that you would like to achieve. Get people to share their goals but, as the boss, ask if you can have a copy of everyone’s just to help them to achieve them and to give them reminders from time to time.

You can even tie some of the goals in with team activities, so say one person has always wanted to do a certain activity (zip wire) why not organise that as one of your team building events?

And make sure you get all this good stuff on your website and social media, ultimately it will become one of your most valuable recruiting tools.

By Alan Adams

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As an award-winning business coach and bestselling author, Alan S Adams has helped hundreds of businesses across the UK to move from simply surviving to positively thriving. The publication of his second book Passion To Profit: 7 Steps To Building A Kick-Ass Agency and his third book, The Beautiful Business: Secrets to Sculpting Your Ultimate Clinic, sees him focus very specifically on creative agencies and aesthetic clinic sector, sharing advice and guidance with the potential to revolutionise turnover, client retention and overall growth. Alan was also recognised by Enterprise Nation as one of the UK’s Top 50 Advisors and APCTC Coach of The Year Finalist.

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