Hiring the right talent for your business right now is proving trickier than in recent years. After things have been a little quiet on the recruitment front and a global pandemic to navigate, things are starting to get back on track once more and that means more candidates for specialised and skilled roles. But how do you hire the right talent in a tight market? What could you do to boost your chances of hiring the right person for the job role? Here are some of the things to consider.
Take a look at your business and brand
One of the first things you might want to do is look at your business and brand. Is your brand in the best possible position to attract the right talent? Are you appealing to successful and skilled people? With more opportunities out there to choose from, candidates are doing their homework on businesses ahead of application, so make sure your brand meets up to expectations.
Use a specialist recruitment business to help
Often finding the right talent yourself is tricky, but a specialist recruitment business will have a pool of candidates that are skilled and already vetted. This saves you time and money as you will only get the top talent available in front of you and the recruitment business takes care of the rest.
Think about the candidate experience and your interview process
The candidate experience and interview process also play a vital role when hiring talent in a tight market. A good candidate experience is all about how you make someone feel and the impression you give about working for you as a business. The interview process will need to be informative from your perspective but also gives you the chance to showcase how great your business is.
With more jobs than candidates right now promotion from within can be a possible option to ensure you hire the right person for the role. They already work for you as a business, they likely have the skills and experience to move forward and it helps you to retain staff for longer. Reducing your overall recruitment costs.
Advertising in the right places
There is no doubt that you need to be advertising in the right places and a digital lead on this could serve you well. Focus on platforms like LinkedIn and online recruitment websites to give your business the best possible chance.
Be clear on the position upfront
Finally, be clear on the position, the skills you require, and what is expected from the potential employee upfront. The more information you share, the more likely you will attract the right candidates. Even if your candidate pool is small, advertising clearly will ensure that you get quality over quantity.