Are You Having a Hard Time Finding the Right People?
It’s 2023 and the current labor market is tight so it’s never been more important to improve and optimize your organization’s recruiting strategies in order to attract and maintain top talent in your workforce.
Keep reading for some of our recruiting best practices and proven strategies as well as how Premier HR Solutions can partner with your small business to help you win the war for talent.
5 Recruiting Strategies to Attract Top Talent this Year
Create a Candidate Profile for Hard-to-Fill Positions – The candidate profile is a description of a successful candidate, including their work experience, education, specific skills, as well as behavioral and personality traits. You must also understand who would fail to be successful in this role. Consider the type of person that would find this job a good opportunity. Remember you are looking for the best fit, not just someone you can place in the position.
Treat Candidates like Customers – Today, recruiting is a sales job and the war for talent is prevalent. Recruiters and hiring managers need to connect with all job candidates and develop a relationship with those most suited for the role. Your job is to promote your organization and create interest in job candidates coming to work for you. This also includes maintaining a high level of professional courtesy such as providing prompt replies and updates to your job candidates and most of all, avoiding ghosting them. Remember that their experience with you is their first impression of how they will be treated at your organization!
Ask the Right Questions – In order to know what questions to ask, you must first know your candidate profile and know exactly who you’re looking for. Only then can you develop questions to determine if the job candidate is both a cultural fit for the organization as well as has the skills needed to successfully perform the job duties.
Think Outside the Box – You must have an open mind and relinquish all biases. The pool of candidates has shrunk considerably during this competitive market and sometimes in order to be successful, you have to be creative in both sourcing candidates and identifying who will be successful in the role.
Be Timely – In today’s competitive market, you must be able to respond to job applicants quickly and move them through the interview process seamlessly. Failure to do so can result in your job candidates becoming disinterested or losing them to other offers. This may be especially challenging if you already have many other responsibilities.
The good news? At Premier HR Solutions, we can help! Our team of expert recruiters are on your side with proven strategies for sourcing, attracting, and vetting top talent. We’ll work hand in hand with your decision-makers to develop and execute a customized plan, digging deep to understand your business, your workplace culture, and what success on the job looks like.
Just take a look at some of our most recent successful job placements:
Vice President of Human Resources – Manufacturing Company
IT Systems Administrator – Mid-Size Retailer
Accounts Receivable Specialist – Energy Services Company
Human Resource Director – Regional Technology Company
Chief Marketing Officer – Startup Software Solution Company
Director of Merchandising – Retailer
Territory Manager – Manufacturing Company
If you partner with us at Premier HR Solutions for your hiring and recruiting needs, here’s what you can expect:
We’ll begin with a 30-minute, virtual complimentary recruiting consultation to learn more about your hiring and recruiting needs, including goals for each open position.
Next, we’ll develop ideal candidate profiles for specific roles through talent mapping and conduct a market salary analysis to determine market-based salaries and create detailed job descriptions.
Then we’ll start sourcing and interviewing candidates through phone and behavioral interviews. We’ll ask questions relevant to the specific needs of the job and get a feel for cultural fit with your company.
We’ll provide your hiring managers with a detailed candidate comparison report so they can do a side-by-side evaluation of each potential employee. We’ll also assist with finalizing the offer, references, and background check.
To learn more about our recruiting services and what it’s like to work with us at Premier HR Solutions, contact us today and schedule a call at the link below.