The onset of the Covid pandemic in 2020 has caused many economic disruptions in the UK. Employers were faced with several challenges, such as lockdowns, home offices, staff shortages etc. which they had to take care of quickly in order to continue their work.
Two years later, businesses are finally returning to normal, with many companies looking forward to finding new talent for their teams. However, it should be considered that in these 27 months the recruitment situation has changed drastically and employers, as well as HR professionals, will have to adapt to the new changes.
Jobbri researched the newest methods of attracting top talents for your company and summarized them so that you can get the most out of all of them.
Find out what the candidates want
It’s very likely that you are currently struggling with staff shortages and are frustrated by the current situation. This is quite normal, given the fact that the work moods and priorities of employees have turned 180 degrees over the past two years.
Add to that the rising inflation, and all the staff are currently fighting for a well-paid job that will allow them to be flexible and have their free time. At the heart of it all is the home office, which has become a favorite of many Britons. Here comes the question - what do workers really want?
· Flexible working hours and opportunity to work from home
· Excellent payment and social benefits
· Adequate management and tolerance on the employers’ part
· Opportunity for development and growth in the company
· Rational policies
· A supportive and harmonious team
With all the above in mind, you will be able to easily create your job advertisement and start looking for candidates.
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Create a strategy and follow it
You probably know that success is built on a pre-planned strategy that is strictly followed. In order to attract talent, you will need to be transparent, to have a vision and the ability to present your company in the best way possible.
Attracting the best talent on the market is not an easy task, and a bloated hiring process can turn any candidate down. Therefore, clearly describe the staff selection steps and follow them to avoid unwanted situations. If you don’t have free time or resources, consult a professional or use automated processes like those we offer at Jobbri.
Rely on proven job search engines
The more job adverts you have online, the more likely you are to meet the next additions to your team. With the help of job search websites, you will reach a great number of professionals who can easily apply for your ad.
At Jobbri you can take advantage of our premium features, with the help of which you will be able to quickly and efficiently compare different candidates and thus choose the best match to invite to a job interview. Make sure to write your ad well to attract the attention of more people. See how to write the best job advert.
Treat recruitment the same way you treat marketing
What is the purpose of marketing in a company? The marketing department takes care of the recognition of your brand/company, helps build its reputation and increases people's interest in the products or services you offer. This is achieved with the help of pre-developed marketing content that targets a specific audience and uses the full potential of social networks.
Your HR department, or yourself, if you don't have one, should do the same when looking for new talent. You can use social media and other recruitment marketing tools to reach potential candidates.
Platforms like TikTok and Instagram are currently extremely popular because of the video content they provide to users. Use this as your weapon - create a video job advertisement in which you or one of your colleagues explains more about the position and requirements that you have for the candidate. It’s important to be creative and think outside the box.
Speed up the interview process
There’s a lot of competition when it comes to job searching. The difference is that there has been a radical change in the last few years. If before the candidates competed for a specific job, today the organizations are competing to hire the best staff.
You need to be swift when selecting candidates for your company, as you may miss the opportunity and have your competitors snatch professionals from under your nose. Another factor is disappointment - candidates who wait too long can give up their position and look for a job in another company that will hire them much faster. That is why it’s crucial to communicate clearly and timely. Use the internet to speed up the process. An online job interview? This is a great idea! This way you will be able to sift through the best in the field without wasting time traveling and hanging out in offices.
Consult a specialist
Consulting with a specialist is a must if you want to discover the best talent amongst the sea of candidates. The same platforms that allow thousands of people to see a job ad, allow thousands to apply for it. If it’s time to hire new workers, you can consult with a recruitment company.
Specialists in this industry will have extensive experience and will know what the best practices for talent discovery are, and you won’t have to waste your time selecting them. Working with an experienced consultant is also a great way to advertise your business. They will prepare a specific offer according to the needs of your company, and you will have the difficult task of retaining the candidate you choose.
Finding and discovering top talent for your company is a process that requires a lot of time and effort. You need to know the needs and desires of the candidates, as well as what to offer them. Competitive pay and flexible working conditions have been amongst the leading requirements in the last few years.
With Jobbri, recruiting is no longer what it used to be! Our optimized platform will help you reach the top talents and candidates that you can easily compare and choose the best match for your business. See how to post an ad and start looking for candidates.