Top x3 Tips To Hire a Talented Workforce
The Current Employment Market
In the last 2 years businesses have been fraught with challenges: Brexit, the pandemic, and war to name a few. In addition to your business, employees have also felt the effects of these challenges, which has led to what is referred to as the Great Resignation. Many workers have revaluated their priorities: some want to spend less time in the office and more time with their families; some want to spend less time and money commuting; others feel they are more productive working from home as they have less distractions from “desk bombers” and meetings that keep them from their work. However, with rising costs of living and the looming fear of another recession, salary expectations and job security have once again become the pinnacle driver for career changes amongst working professionals.
If you are reading this, you are seeking inspiration and/or assistance to hire talented professionals to your business. As a recruitment agency we specialise in talent acquisition and are about to celebrate our 20th anniversary in business. Below we have listed some of our top tips for recruiting ideas outside the-box, which we have found to be the most successful recruitment strategies to attract and retain talent.
Employee experience! We have all heard of customer experience (CX), where businesses like yours spend thousands to ensure your customers adore the products and services that your business offers at each stage of their customer journey.
In many cases businesses struggle to attract qualified candidates to their business because your hiring manager ignores or dismisses the USP of the business, focusing instead on what the candidate needs to bring to the role!
When you advertise your latest job opportunity to hire employees ask yourself ‘If I was a candidate why would I want to work for this company?’
Onboarding Plan Is Key
Onboarding programs are key! Most business’ on-boarding programs are an afterthought. This is because many leaders feel that the candidate has all the experience required to succeed in the role, otherwise “why would we have hired them?” In our experience when we have hired new recruiters for our business, we have found that those with the most experience, bring fresh ideas but also the bad habits they have learned from their previous work experience. A successful onboarding program takes this into account when they train their staff. The reality is that it takes 6 months to learn a new job and 12 months to become effective at it. The most qualified candidate can easily become overwhelmed in a role if they feel they have no support when they start! 40% new recruits leave their positions within 3 months of starting for this reason and 20% have confirmed they would quit within the first month! Finding the right person for the role is challenging and only half the battle. For them to succeed in the role you must plan for it!
Brand ambassadors! Are your team advocating for your business? Referrals from word of mouth are still the most successful form of marketing for any business. 75% of our new business has come from the referrals of our clients. Your reputation as an employer, a manager and leader are available for potential candidates to see on the very sites you advertise your latest positions. Glassdoor.ie shows reviews of your staff’s experiences working for you. 94% of the world uses Google’ search engine to find your business. Your reviews appear first in that search! The talented worker you seek will look at the reviews of your business before they apply for the position you are offering. Only 1 in 5 job seekers would apply to a company with a bad review! And 1 in 3 would apply to a company with no reviews. Employee advocacy ensures your business is attractive to potential recruits as a desirable place to work.
Ask the experts! If you’re having trouble attracting qualified candidates to your latest opportunities, contact us below with the details of your offered position!