There is huge competition right now when it comes to hiring the right candidate for your job role at the moment. We find ourselves in a time where there is a shortage of candidates which now means that the ball has officially landed back in their court. While it may feel like you are helpless when it comes to wanting to hire a candidate suitable for the role you are hiring for, you can ensure that during the interview process, and any communication thereafter, that you make the most of the opportunities that present themselves. A chance to move quickly, take decisive action and appear motivated to the candidate. As well as ensuring that you sell the opportunity that is awaiting them.
What can you do to secure the right candidate?
When you get the opportunity to interview a candidate that you’re excited about then it is so important to ensure that you do what you can to secure them quickly. With many job roles being advertised right now, the chances are that there will be other potential employees looking to hire the same person. There are few things that you can do during the interview and also with any further communication to give your business the best possible chance.
It is time for the big sell
It may feel like you shouldn’t have to sell your company, the opportunity, or the job role, but in a fast-paced recruitment market, you will have to put on the big sell. This should be easy for you as you will likely already be passionate and an advocate for the company you work for. Make sure you use every opportunity to discuss what the job role entails, the future prospects, and of course, any benefits that could be a big persuader.
You may need to be decisive when it comes to wanting to hire the right staff member for your business or team. It might mean that you need to move quickly, but this could help you to avoid your candidate getting in front of any other potential employees. Moving quickly shows you are motivated and interested.
What could motivate somebody to accept a job role?
You might also need to think about the main motivation for that person seeking to be hired by yourself. Is it job progression? Is it more responsibility or a chance to try a new role? Talk to your candidate about their motivations for changing jobs or seeking an interview with you and then make sure you match the job role to that reasoning. This will only cement the desire and motivation to work for you.
What if you are faced with a counter offer scenario?
With the fierce competition out there for good candidates, you may be faced with a counter offer scenario where another company is bidding for the same person. However, the groundwork you will have already put in should help you in this circumstance. Move quickly with decisive action, ask the right questions such as package with the competitor, and also take time to discuss any reservations that the candidate might have. It isn’t always a situation where more salary needs to be offered, sometimes it is all about figuring out the motivation and making sure you can deliver.
Hopefully, these tips will help you to secure the right candidate for your job role.