The last 18 months have been difficult for everyone to navigate. Managers and human resources personnel have had to re-imagine processes and procedures, in addition to hiring practices. Now, even though much of the country has opened up, millions of Americans are not working. However, even with high unemployment rates, some managers are still struggling to find workers.
While this is still a unique period, there are a few areas worth considering to help your company find the best candidates for your open positions.
Ways to Attract Top Talent for Your Company
Consider looking at these ideas when evaluating how to find the best workers for your company.
Create an Online Persona that is Exciting
Recruiting talent is not just about a job posting. Take time to enhance your online presence and create a persona that is exciting for potential job candidates. First and foremost, invest in your own website. It’s important that your website is inviting as well as informative. Your employee bios should be friendly and professional.
You also need to do your best to carry out that image or persona to your social media pages as well. Everything from Facebook to LinkedIn should be considered a place to attract prospective talent.
Personalize the Recruiting, Interview, and Onboarding Processes
Stand out from other hiring companies and personalize your processes. Everything from early recruitment emails to onboarding your new hire should be personalized. This is often overlooked, especially in the recruiting process, but can make a major difference when trying to attract new talent and also make your new hires feel confident and comfortable.
Simple gestures like using the candidate’s name in emails or during the interview are very effective. During the onboarding process, be sure to tailor the experience to what will be most valuable to your new hire. Also, feel free to engage in harmless chatting during lunch in their first week. Getting to know your new hire, even if it’s just what sports they like to watch, will help ease some nerves and make them feel welcome and excited to be at your company.
Request Employee Reviews
Finally, job seekers are very interested to hear what other employees, current or past, have to say about the company. If you don’t already ask your employees to submit reviews, now is a great time to do so. Then, you can provide a direct link to your company reviews on the job listing.
Enlist the Experts!
There are many ways you can try to find qualified candidates for your open positions. Let the professionals at Expert Staffing help you find the right fit.