The employment market is candidate-short – this isn’t anything new and has been seen throughout the past few years. It is something we have been warning our clients about, as it means that the approach to hiring new employees needs to change.
Business owners, employers and hiring managers can no longer be passive in their approach in hiring talent for their business – putting out a job advert and expecting potential candidates to knock your door down for the opportunity simply isn’t as likely as it has been.
Most actively searching candidates will have multiple interviews booked and offers to consider, which means that just ‘having a job available’ isn’t enough to attract the right talent to your business.
While the obvious way to attract more talent to your job advert is to up the salary, for some businesses this is not an option, so why not consider additional benefits that could attract talent for other reasons? These could include flexible working, regular social activities, birthday leave and similar things that could be just the trick to push your job to the top of your ideal candidates list.
The speed of your recruitment process is also a huge factor when it comes to bagging that candidate when the market is looking slim. In many cases we have seen candidates take a different job instead of the one at the top of their list as there was no feedback, or such a slow recruitment process that they presumed the job was not going to be offered to them.
To speed up your recruitment process, make sure that the role has been approved by all the relevant departments. Ensure that the right people are available to meet the candidate, and if an offer is on the horizon, let the candidate know sooner rather than later, as they could have other job offers coming in – you don’t want to lose them because you took such a long time!
When the recruitment market is candidate-short you need to ensure that you are selling your organisation to the candidate, as much as the candidate is selling themselves to you.
If you need help with your recruitment process then why not give us a call; we would be happy to offer advice and guidance to help you create a successful recruitment process that will enable your organisation to get the best candidates and talent.
Headquartered in Cambridge with regional presence in Kettering and Milton Keynes, Aspire Cambridge provide cost effective Recruitment and HR solutions to an impressive portfolio of customers spanning the UK and Europe. Working with a diverse collection of industries from start-ups to blue chip companies covering a vast range of sectors. Aspire Cambridge has an unrivalled knowledge of the jobs marketplace so it’s no wonder that they hold an impressive track record of exceeding client and candidate expectations.
How do they do it? By “Placing People First”.
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