As director and part-owner of the recruiting agency Sharp & Carter, Anthony Holdstock understands the value of building and maintaining a strong team. “Businesses that are driven by people and legacy, as opposed to profit and growth, tend to keep people for longer,” he explains. His approach to hiring has helped grow his business significantly. He bought into Sharp & Carter in 2013, and the firm has grown from seven people in Melbourne to 120 people across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Australia.
Anthony recently shared his top tips for employee retention and growth in an EO Melbourne blog post, which has been adapted for this article.
1. Focus on relationships
Building a strong work environment is largely about creating relationships with employees. Understand their needs, consider what drives them, and treat them right. “The chances of a business being successful are going to be a lot higher if you can keep good people for longer,” says Anthony.