3 simple steps to manage your workforce
The bigger your workforce gets, the more complicated managing it becomes. Identifying the best place to search for applicants, assessing the best people for each job, communicating with all the members or isolating just a certain group within the mass. How do you go about ensuring the most effective use of your resources and time? Here are three important steps for managing your workforce.
Finding a Workforce that Fits
You know you need to build a workforce, but where do you find them? And does it even matter? It does. It is important to have a clear and concise understanding of the target demographic you want to attract. This way, you will build a staff of people who have a relevant interest, the experience and/or the transferable skills that will greatly benefit the running of your event. Therefore, when searching for applicants or assessing applications, keep in mind what kind of experience, qualifications, and personality traits you value in a workforce member. Start by establishing where the best place is for you to find these people- universities, sporting clubs, rotary clubs? Target the people YOU want, get the staff you need.
Motivate and Communicate with Them
It’s scary how quickly a lack of information, a miscommunication, or the inability to clarify queries (resulting in guesswork) can become a crisis. Because of this, it is so important to maintain regular and efficient communication with your workforce. Email, SMS, online portals, and in-person options are just some systems worth exploring. Discover which methods work best for you and your workforce, and develop training sessions which will ensure across the board clarity on what they are and how to use them. Automated communication is also an industry standard now. It makes basic “housekeeping’’ information easy to deliver to a mass audience, maximising the manpower and time available for more complex tasks.
Up to Date Technology and Software Tools
It’s hard to coordinate all the different elements of an event. There’s a lot to keep track of. Decrease the likelihood of human error and minimise the stress and chaos that is basically inevitable from a communication mishap by streamlining your coordination effort with a workforce management program such as Rosterfy. Other technologies can also improve productivity. Look into things like mobile applications, statistic tracking and generating programs, and paperless ticketing, to get you on your way to a more organised and manageable event.
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