Finding talent has never been more challenging. There are many more job openings now than people to fill them. As a result, competition among companies to find the best people is great.

Here are a few tips to improve your recruiting and stand out among the competition.

1. Improve your brand

Your brand is what makes your company different from everyone else. If your recruiters don’t know what makes your company unique, it will be difficult for them to sell it to job candidates. You need to find out why people are attracted to your company and why they stay.

You should also find out why people decide to leave your business and address those issues.

2. Make sure your pay is competitive

It is true that pay is not the only consideration for job candidates when they are looking for a new position, but it is still pretty high up on the list.

You won’t be able to attract or retain people if your salary and benefits package is not as good as your competitors. Ideally, your compensation should be industry-leading to attract the best people.

3. Employee referrals

Employees have built up their own professional networks and probably know other people who would be a good addition to the company. Employees can be a great source of information for new job candidates.

Having an employee referral program can be an effective and inexpensive way to recruit new people. When an employee refers someone, they would receive a bonus.

Also, don’t forget about contingent workers when looking for new talent.

4. Boomerangs

These are people who have left the company and you can try to lure back. Naturally, if an employee left under less than amicable terms, the strategy would not work very well. But if an employee left on good terms, you may be able to entice him or her back with the right offer.

5. Streamline the application process

You need to make it easy for people to apply. Job descriptions should be easy to read, not too long, and should give a clear and accurate picture of what the job is like, focusing on the skills and knowledge needed.

Applications should be easy to fill out and also of a reasonable length.

Job candidates should be able to view and apply for jobs on their mobile devices.

6. Construct a talent database

In today’s environment, the search for talent needs to be ongoing, not just when there is a job opening. Companies need to be constantly engaging with job candidates and building up a database of potential employees.

7. Improve interviewing practices

For many hiring managers, interviewing is just one of a number of tasks that they need to handle, and they may not devote the time needed to do it in the best possible way.

Hiring managers may need training to help prepare them to conduct interviews effectively.

Winston Resources is here to provide your company with the talent you need to make your business the best it can be. We have the knowledge and experience to help your business with the people you need. Give us a call today.

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