Utilities might not be thought of as employers of choice at first, but they certainly have many of the common factors that employees value. Here are a few questions to get you thinking about how you present yourself to prospective (and current) employees and where you might have areas to improve your odds of landing — and keeping — a pool of employees with the right fit for you. Choose the response that sounds the closest to your utility.
1. How does your compensation compare to similar employers in your area?
2. People could probably make more elsewhere, but a job is more than salary.
3. We’re on par with utilities in our region, I think.
4. We have competitive salaries, and we have a process to regularly benchmark them against utilities and other area employers.