Make a Positive First Impression with eLearning
Making the first impression is important for the business conducting an interview, not just the interviewee. Many people approach interviews thinking that it’s up to the person attending the interview to make a great first impression, while true, the business must present themselves positively and have the 10-15-minute interview to do so.
Praxis42 explore how creating a positive first impression is important for you and your business and how eLearning can contribute towards that.
It’s important to keep your viewpoint grounded when running a business, whether you’re a disruptive start-up or a well-established company, respected within the industry. Ensuring that you see your company as your customers, competition and employees do offers you valuable information. Begin listening to your employee’s opinions by holding group sessions to bring up their issues and opinions, giving you the opportunity to resolve them. It’s important to provided one on one sessions for people that aren’t comfortable in open, group sessions, give everybody a chance to voice their opinion.
This gives you an insight into how people view your business and your brand giving you a chance to see areas in where you can improve.
Your employees are both your recruiters and your brand megaphone so to speak as these days everybody networks with industry professionals via LinkedIn or personal contacts. Their positive view of your brand and company ethic will be talked about and spread across all industries. Providing you with many business opportunities and a huge influx of recruitment interest.
Treating your employees well has numerous effects that benefit themselves, you and your business. You’ll see employees are much more productive when they’re happy in the place that they work, they’ll promote your business to friends and family which has a positive effect on business. Not looking after your employees has the opposite effects, you’ll find it hard to recruit new people to your business and you’ll be surprised how it’ll affect customer opinions.
You may be surprised but eLearning influences first impressions just as much as any action you may take. It’s important to bring that factor forward when you’re interviewing potential employees as this shows you’re taking a step forward in making sure that your employees are healthy and safe by taking eLearning courses. Giving the interviewee an insight into how your business operates, showing that you put the people working for you first.
This has positive effects all around, as even when people don’t end up working for you, that positive outlook persists. They’ll tell their friends and their personal contacts, giving potential clients and customers a positive outlook on your company and your brand. Something that isn’t easily achieved in today’s age, where a single opinion can be transmitted across the world in a matter of seconds, shared by thousands.
When you give people a reason to work for your company you’ll see the results as your business grows.