Creating an Engaged Workforce and Why Pre-Employment Screening is So Important!
We have all heard the saying that “You can’t fit a square peg into a round hole”, and the same applies to the world of labour hire.
Not only is it important to provide the customer with a great candidate that is qualified and can perform the role, but we also have a duty of care to make sure that the environment we are placing the candidate into is a match both physically and mentally.
The APG Workforce tagline is “Because People Matter” and we stand by this! People are our business, so it is important that we consider their welfare when placing them into work.
Casual employees are vital to the success of our customers no matter how long their length of tenure is, so it is vital that we get to understand the workplace culture and values of our customers prior to placing a candidate into that work environment.
Not taking the above into account is what has given the term ‘labour hire’ a negative stigma over the last decade. Simply throwing people into jobs to meet a certain quota is never going to work and it places people’s safety at risk.
Instead, APG Workforce are committed to creating ‘Engaged Workforces’ and improving the perception of ‘labour hire’ in the industries we support.
So what is an engaged workforce?
An engaged worker is someone that is thankful for their role, they are committed to work, they buy into the workplace culture and they are driven to be provided with the opportunity of long-term employment. Also – the added benefit of an engaged worker is that they are likely to be more productive and less likely to be involved in any workplace incidents.
As part of the pre-screening process, our consultants are not only screening their skills, qualifications, work rights and work history – they are also tasked with measuring the attitude and the personality traits of our candidates and matching them to the workplace culture of our customers operations.
This detailed screening coupled with APG’s own Strength & Agility Assessment (ensuring our candidates are fit for the task) and a thorough approach to account management is what increases the chances of delivering a quality work experience for the candidate and a great experience for our customers.
So next time you are reviewing your own labour requirements or when you are having your quarterly meeting with your account managers, be sure to make your labour suppliers aware of your company values and why these are important to the success of your business. I guarantee you that you will see an improvement in the cohesiveness of your workforce and improved throughput.
After all – it’s because the People Matter and it’s the people that will drive the ongoing success of your business.